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He Ran All the Way (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 July 1951 (USA)
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Sam Ross (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... Nick Robey
Shelley Winters ... Peg Dobbs
Wallace Ford ... Fred Dobbs
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Dobbs
Gladys George ... Mrs. Robey
Norman Lloyd ... Al Molin
Robert Hyatt ... Tommy Dobbs (as Bobby Hyatt)
Clancy Cooper ... Stan
Vici Raaf Vici Raaf ... Marge
Keith Hetherington ... Capt. of Detectives
Robert Karnes ... Police Lieutenant
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The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shoots him in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the lonely spinster Peggy Dobbs in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy's apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave town with him and asks her to buy a used car. However, Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A lonely girl -- a man on the run and 72 hours that shock you with the impact of unleashed emotions! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Menace dans la nuit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Roberts Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wallace Ford played Shelley Winters' father again in A Patch of Blue (1965). See more »

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When Molin meets up with Robey, Molin says he's been waiting for Robey at Lombardi's, and then tells Robey to explain his "bad dream" after they get to Lombardi's. After a cut to the two drinking in a bar, they get up to leave and the sign above the door clearly shows they're in "Sam's Cafe." See more »

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Nick Robey: [to Peg] You don't like the way I dance? We won't dance.
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The Last Movie of John Garfield
3 January 2010 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The uptight and dumb smalltime thief Nick Robey (John Garfield) and his partner and only friend Al Molin (Norman Lloyd) robber US$ 10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shots him deadly in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the shy spinster Peggy Dobbs (Shelley Winters) in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low and leave the plunge. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to enter in her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy's apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down, forcing the family to lodge him. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave the town with him and asks her to buy a used runaway car. However, the paranoid Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him.

The film-noir "He Ran All the Way" is the last movie of John Garfield in the role of a man that does not know the meaning of love or family, therefore he cannot believe in a woman in love with him. The storyline is very simple and claustrophobic and four years later, William Wyler made "The Desperate Hours" that has a similar storyline, with a gang that breaks in suburban house and threatens the household. This movie has not been released on Blu-ray, DVD or VHS in Brazil and is only available in cable television. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Por Amor Também Se Mata" ("For Love, It Also Kills")


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