Woman on the Run

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  • TV-PG
A lost gem rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific 1950 film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original luster. Join the wild chase around San... read more
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A lost gem rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific 1950 film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original luster. Join the wild chase around San Francisco as a man goes into hiding after witnessing a gangland execution. Police bird-dog his wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), certain she’ll lead them to her husband, whose testimony against the killer could bring down a crime kingpin. But Eleanor and her hubbie are Splitsville—she never wants to see him again. When roguish newspaperman Danny Leggett (Dennis O’Keefe) charms Eleanor into helping him track down the hidden husband—there are unexpected, stunning, and poignant results. This nervy, shot-on-location thriller is a witty and wise look at the travails of romance and marriage, and perhaps the best cinematic depiction ever of mid-20th century San Francisco.

Original Release

11/10/1950

US Release

11/29/1950

Cast

Ann Sheridan Eleanor Johnson
Dennis O'Keefe Dan Legget
Robert Keith Inspector Ferris / Inspector Martin Ferris
John Qualen Maibus
Frank Jenks Detective Shaw / Detective Homer Shaw
Ross Elliott Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell Messenger Girl
Joan Shawlee Blonde
J. Farrell MacDonald Sea Captain / Cap, the Retired Ferryboat Captain
Steven Geray Dr. Hohler / Dr. Arnold Hohler
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Foster

Writers

Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, Sylvia Tate

Cast

Ann Sheridan Eleanor Johnson
Dennis O'Keefe Dan Legget
Robert Keith Inspector Ferris / Inspector Martin Ferris
John Qualen Maibus
Frank Jenks Detective Shaw / Detective Homer Shaw
Ross Elliott Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell Messenger Girl
Joan Shawlee Blonde
J. Farrell MacDonald Sea Captain / Cap, the Retired Ferryboat Captain
Steven Geray Dr. Hohler / Dr. Arnold Hohler
Victor Sen Yung Sam / Sammy Chung
Reiko Sato Suzie
Syd Saylor Sullivan
Tom Dillon Joe Gordon
Milton Kibbee Man Yelling from Apartment House
Frank Baker Morgue Attendant
Steve Carruthers Steve Carruthers
Spencer Chan Chinese Waiter
Mike Donovan Irish Cop
Franklyn Farnum Coroner

Producers

Editors

Otto Ludwig

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