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He Ran All the Way

Released Jul 13, 1951 1h 17m Crime Drama List
88% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 68% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Nick Robey (John Garfield) is a dim-witted thug who lives with his mother and scrapes by on petty crime. He and his slick accomplice, Al (Norman Lloyd), plot a big-time payroll robbery, but their plan goes horribly awry when they're discovered by a police officer and Al is shot. Nick shoots back, hitting the officer and running for safety. While seeking cover, Nick meets Peggy Dobbs (Shelley Winters), a lonely young girl. They return to Peggy's house, where Nick holds her family hostage. Read More Read Less

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Michael Sragow New Yorker Berry turned a standard ticking-clock melodrama into an action-movie meditation on manhood. Dec 8, 2014 Full Review J. Hoberman Village Voice Less than a classic but more than a curio, John Garfield's last vehicle marks the disintegration of Hollywood's old left. Nov 29, 2005 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand [John] Garfield’s final film (he died in 1952 at the age of 39) and a film noir made in the shadow of the communist witch-hunts... Oct 9, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a terminally erratic endeavor that often feels long at just 77 minutes. Rated: 2/4 Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com He Ran All the Way is must see cinema for fans of Garfield or Winters, who would've made more of an intriguing pair with a heftier scenario. Rated: 3/5 Oct 21, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B+ Mar 4, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s Garfield and Winters were great. The movie was well directed. The home invasion scenario doesn't have many surprising permutations, so little intrigue. But for what it was... nicely done. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/13/24 Full Review Martin B The first home invasion movie they say. Makes no difference. That genre is a lazy, very limited movie to make chock full of close quarter, easy to manufacture tension. Garfield and Winters, both character actors each playing their one role. Garfield permanently in a state of tension for one reason or another with brief periods of relief or joy before it all comes crashing down. Winters the frumpy, pleasant gal that just wants to be loved and will absorb all manner of abuse in the process. A perfectly retched movie, horrible writing with tension causing twists that are illogical. The only bright spot the end when the Winters character shoots Garfields and we know the movie will thankfully soon end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid, self-contained noir capped by delicate performances from Muni and Winters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Tom M Typical Garfield bi-polar (am I good or bad?!) overacting character. Another early Winters role playing a vulnerable victim. She redeems herself and the movie slightly in the end. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/28/20 Full Review Audience Member The strongest role is Johnny Garfield!!! Cool noir forgotten today! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Certainly something different, but not one I need to see again. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/17 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Nick Robey (John Garfield) is a dim-witted thug who lives with his mother and scrapes by on petty crime. He and his slick accomplice, Al (Norman Lloyd), plot a big-time payroll robbery, but their plan goes horribly awry when they're discovered by a police officer and Al is shot. Nick shoots back, hitting the officer and running for safety. While seeking cover, Nick meets Peggy Dobbs (Shelley Winters), a lonely young girl. They return to Peggy's house, where Nick holds her family hostage.
Director
John Berry
Producer
Bob Roberts, John Garfield
Screenwriter
Sam Ross, Dalton Trumbo, Hugo Butler, Guy Endore
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Roberts Pictures Inc.
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 13, 1951, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 4, 2015
Runtime
1h 17m
Sound Mix
Stereo, Mono
Aspect Ratio
35mm