WOMAN ON THE RUN (1950) Fully restored on Blu-ray & DVD!
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 (Ann 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 (Dennis 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.
This Blu-ray/DVD dual format edition is from the Film Noir Foundation, restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and presented by Flicker Alley. 79 minute run time.
79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; more. Two-disc set.
Audio Commentary Track By author, cinema historian and noirchaelogist Eddie Muller.
Love is a Rollercoaster: Woman on the Run Revisited Produced by Steven Smith and the Film Noir Foundation, this mini-doc offers a look into the making of the film, from script to noir classic.
A Wild Ride: Restoring Woman on the Run Produced by Steven Smith and the Film Noir Foundation, this stranger-than-fiction document of the film's restoration is a thriller in itself.
Woman on the Run Locations Then and Now City Sleuth (aka Brian Hollins) leads a virtual tour around San Francisco hunting down the many locations used during the production of Woman on the Run.
NOIR CITY A short documentary directed by Joe Talbot about the annual NOIR CITY film festival presented by the Film Noir Foundation at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre.
24-Page Souvenir Booklet Featuring rare photographs, poster art, original lobby cards, and an essay by the one and only Eddie Muller.