Woman on the Run

Director: Norman Foster Run Time: 77 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1950

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe

Special intro by Film Noir Foundation board member Foster Hirsch!

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 (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 (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. – Flicker Alley
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