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Girl on the Run (1953)

Police investigate a murder that occurred in a burlesque theater.


Arthur J. Beckhard (story & screenplay), Cedric Worth (story & screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Richard Coogan ... Bill Martin
Rosemary Pettit Rosemary Pettit ... Janet
Frank Albertson ... Hank
Harry Bannister ... Clay Reeves
Edith King Edith King ... Lil
Charles Bolender Charles Bolender ... Blake (as Charles Bollender)
George Marsh George Marsh ... Managing Editor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee De Milo Renee De Milo ... Gigi
Scott Hale Scott Hale ... Policeman
John Krollers John Krollers ... Red
Marlow Marlow ... Burlesque Girl
Mike O'Dowd Mike O'Dowd ... Bat
Joseph Sullivan Joseph Sullivan ... Marty


Police investigate a murder that occurred in a burlesque theater.

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GIRLS and GUNS... A Doublecross Backfired! See more »


Crime | Mystery







Release Date:

15 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Honky Tonk Burlesque See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rose Tree See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Remade as Caravan (1971) See more »

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Threadbare "carnival noir", not without interest
16 September 2015 | by melvelvit-1See all my reviews

GIRL ON THE RUN is actually a young couple on the lam from a phony murder rap who hide out in a two-bit carnival run by a cigar-chomping midget who looks a bit like Jack LaRue, she as a midway "chorine" and he as a boxing shill. The story takes place over the course of a night and I wasn't too sure what was going on other than the place being the nexus of local political corruption involving the murder of a "vice crusading" editor or somesuch. It's the kind of movie where the walls shake when a door slams but although it's far from THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, it's not without its tawdry charms, especially the less-than-lovely kooch dancers who have no business being on stage (although Renee De Milo was oddly fascinating) and they're on stage often. The only cast members I recognized were Frank Albertson as a sideshow barker and an uncredited Steve McQueen in among the carnival "crowd". I'm predisposed to "carny noir" however threadbare it may be so you reely can't go by me.

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