IA #52: Woman on the Run (1950)

 Woman on the Run (1950) on IMDb

Woman on the Run is more than just a fine film noir with snappy dialogue. It’s also a time capsule of San Francisco and of the roller coaster at the pier in Santa Monica. Really it’s Dennis O’Keefe who does most of the running as the only witness to a mob murder. He goes into hiding, then his wife (Ann Sheridan) tries to track him down with the help of a newspaper reporter (Dennis O’Keefe). Meanwhile, the police and the mob are also searching for O’Keefe.

This movie was recently restored and preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. But this version is quite watchable, and it’s free as part of the Internet Archive Top 100.