A treasure hunter finds a sunken Spanish galleon off the coast of a Philippine island. What he doesn’t know is that the ship is guarded by the spirit of an ancient Moro princess.Read More »
1941-1950Film NoirNorman FosterUSA
Steven K. Hill writes:
Shot largely among the gritty working class landscapes of mid-century San Francisco, Woman on the Run spotlights Ann Sheridan as an acerbic wise-cracking wife in search of her estranged husband who suddenly disappears after witnessing a gangland assassination.
After a suffering through a series of disappointing roles at Warner Bros, Sheridan bought out her remaining contract and turned to the upstart independent Fidelity Pictures in an attempt to re-establish her career as a leading lady. The resultant film was Woman on the Run, and Sheridan delivers a tour-de-force performance, aided by equally strong turns by Dennis O’Keefe, Robert Keith, and Ross Elliott in the supporting roles.Read More »
USA1941-1950250 Quintessential Film NoirsFilm NoirNorman Foster
Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident.Read More »