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Run for Cover

Released May 14, 1955 1h 33m Western List
Reviews 70% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
An ex-convict drifter (James Cagney) and his flawed young partner (John Derek) are made sheriff and deputy of a Western town. Read More Read Less

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Grant Watson Fiction Machine It lacks a bit of what the industry used to describe as ‘giddyup action’, but it has stronger than expected depth and character in return. Rated: 7/10 Jan 25, 2024 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid It's not as obviously masterful as some of Ray's other films, it's at the very least an entertaining horse opera with Cagney close to his best. Jun 25, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Ray endows it with his usual themes of generational conflict and societal injustice, and does a powerful job getting these themes across. Rated: A Mar 8, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Matthew D Before John Derek was a hack-director, he was actually a fine actor. Par him with Edward G. Robinson and director Nicholas Ray and you got yourself a classic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/10/21 Full Review Audience Member Its Average. Cagney had seen his better days pass. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/06/18 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad western. Interesting story and characters. Keeps you guessing Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member James Cagney Western, ð??? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A good movie great sound effects whould have bean neat to see in 3 d. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A very watchable moralistic western with James Cagney's presence being key to its success. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An ex-convict drifter (James Cagney) and his flawed young partner (John Derek) are made sheriff and deputy of a Western town.
Director
Nicholas Ray
Producer
William H. Pine, William C. Thomas
Screenwriter
Winston Miller
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Paramount
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 14, 1955, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 24, 2016
Runtime
1h 33m
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