Woman on the Run

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Though it is Ross Elliot who witnesses a gangland rubout in Woman on the Run, the film is told from the point of view of Elliot's wife, played by Anne Sheridan. When Elliot goes into hiding, the police approach Sheridan and ask her aid in locating her husband. She is reluctant at first, since hers is a marriage in name only, but her conscience is aroused when she learns that Elliot is suffering from a potentially fatal heart ailment. Reporter Dennis O'Keefe offers to go along with Anne in her search for Elliot. He's a real friendly reporter. Real, real friendly, and helpful, too. So guess who the "hit man" hired to by the mob to kill Elliot turns out to be?

Cast

Ann Sheridan
as Eleanor Johnson
Dennis O'Keefe
as Danny Leggett
Robert Keith
as Inspector Ferris
Ross Elliott
as Frank Johnson
Frank Jenks
as Detective Shaw
John Qualen
as Mailbus
Thomas P. Dillon
as Joe Gordon
Tom Dillon
as Joe Gordon
Steven Geray
as Dr. Hohler
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Critic Reviews for Woman on the Run

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Audience Reviews for Woman on the Run

  • Sep 22, 2019
    A treasure that was almost lost to Noir fans if not for the efforts of film preservationists. Shot in San Francisco, Woman On The Run, is a brisk story of a man who witnesses a murder and goes into hiding when he learns the mob is behind the crime. His estranged wife fails to cooperate with police, but instead searches for him herself. The climatic scene is very well filmed by Orson Welles protege, Norman Foster. But, it's the lead performance by Ann Sheridan that is the biggest winner.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2018
    Ann Sheridan leads this noir effort as the wife of a man who accidentally witnesses a murder and she hopes to find him after he goes underground. Dennis O'Keefe is a reporter helping. Can they find her estranged husband before the murderer gets him? Lots of great shots of old San Francisco add depth and color. Tension in the Urban Paradise Now.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2015
    Wonderfully tough little known noir with a terrifically tense climax.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2010
    great poster, great film, great role for ann sheridan as a tough talking dame with a well hidden heart of gold. this is a really underseen noir and it's on internet archive
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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