Sunday, August 6, 2017

Woman on the Run (1950) Ann Sheridan

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


 Norman Foster


 Alan Campbell (screenplay), Norman Foster 


 Ann SheridanDennis O'KeefeRobert Keith

Woman on the Run is an excellent film noir thriller. Ann Sheridan turns in a great performance as a wife in search of her missing husband. I thought they exposed the killer in the film too soon, but still the excitement never lets up. I'm not sure why it's called Woman On The Run, when it's her husband that's on the run. Could it be she was on the run to look for him or was she just running from love? See Woman On The Run. As Startling as Your OWN Scream in the Night! (tagline)★★★

Dennis O'Keefe & Ann Sheridan

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