He Ran All the Way (1951) John Berry, John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shoots him in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the lonely spinster Peggy Dobbs in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy’s apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave town with him and asks her to buy a used car. However, Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him.

Shot on what was clearly a small budget, this “noir” style thriller is a little “loose limbed” in the writing department, but good direction, good location cinematography, Waxman’s superb score (you know this is an above average film score from the first notes) and some of the best screen acting on film pull it off in style.

The director manages to mesh the differing acting styles (Garfield and Winter’s more internal, “method” influenced style, Royle’s more technical approach and Ford’s purely instinctive playing) and creates a real ensemble. One can read the actors’ minds just from a telling turn of the eye, curl of the lip. Wonderful. Everyone impresses, but Winters is most sensational, showing us the character’s mixed-up feelings about the magnetic, sexy character Garfield plays right from the first accidental encounter.



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Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | Director: John Berry

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