Woman on the Run (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Woman on the Run (1950)




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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?

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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

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The picture's attempt to dovetail its marital problem with its manhunt makes for a promising story skeleton; unfortunately, it has been fleshed out with a minimum of imagination.

October 28, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Woman on the Run will not win prizes but it does make crime enjoyable.

October 28, 2015 | Full Review…

A superb showcase for Sheridan.

June 6, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Those in search of overlooked gems of film noir should be pleased with this cleaned-up Ann Sheridan headliner.

October 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The roller coaster finale is especially thrilling, releasing 70 minutes worth of tension that makes for a tightly crafted joyride of a film.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Woman on the Run was shot on location in San Francisco, and the city is smartly utilized.

October 28, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Woman on the Run

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Wonderfully tough little known noir with a terrifically tense climax.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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 Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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