Woman on the Run

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Frank Johnson, sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor, suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett, Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor.

  1. Norman Foster

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sylvia Tate


  3. Alan Campbell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ann Sheridan

    Ann Sheridan

    Eleanor Johnson

  2. Dennis O'Keefe

    Dennis O'Keefe

    Dan Legget

  3. Robert Keith

    Robert Keith

    Inspector Martin Ferris

  4. John Qualen

    John Qualen


  5. Frank Jenks

    Frank Jenks

    Detective Homer Shaw

  6. Ross Elliott

    Ross Elliott

    Frank Johnson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 29, 1950



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A review by Steve

By Steve

It's been a long time since Film Noir of the Week first discussed Woman on the Run. At the time the film was just put out on a public domain DVD label. Through the haze and scratchy audio it was clear that the film is just excellent.

The highly enjoyable crime film and sometimes travelogue of 40s San Francisco is irresistible. True, most remember Ann Sheridan shedding her glamorous persona or the dogged cop stuck with the dog (Robert Keith).

But what I've really grown to appreciate is Dennis O'Keefe. He plays a machine-gun talking reporter rat-tat-tatting his lines as he tails Sherida... read the rest.

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