Rent Man on the Run (1949)

3.4 of 5 from 50 ratings
1h 20min
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Synopsis:
Army deserter Peter Burdon (Derek Farr) makes a new life for himself in London. Short of cash, he tries to pawn his old service revolver and is caught up in an armed robbery, during which a constable is shot and killed. Suspected of being part of the gang, Burdon must go on the run to prove his innocence.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Lawrence Huntington
Writers:
Lawrence Huntington
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2020
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Image gallery
  • Alternative German ending
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2020
Run Time:
83 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Image Gallery
  • Alternative German Ending

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Reviews (1) of Man on the Run

Under the Counter - Man on the Run review by CH

Spoiler Alert
18/06/2020

"Appearances can be deceptive, Inspector."

"Sergeant."

This exchange takes place between Joan Hopkins, who appeared in too few films, and Laurence Harvey, in one of his first roles, and is typical of the adroit pace at which Man on the Run (1947) moves through a post-war Soho whose pubs, caf├ęs, shops and rooming houses are well caught, a world in which spivs and worse are on the loose.

Derek Farr plays a deserter who has been spotted, blackmailed (by Kenneth More), and gone in search of the requested funds only to find himself caught in a hold-up where a policeman is murdered. He has to hide, and finds shelter with department-store assistant Joan Hopkins whose divorce proved slower than her husband's fatal war wounds, which means that she has a useful pension. It is fascinating to learn that there were 20,000 deserters at this time, many of them with as good reason as Derek Farr to do so; their existence, one of false papers and fear of exposure, laid them open to crime, whether as victim or perpetrator.

To say any more about the way in which events move, with the Thames almost a character in its own right, would spoil things - but it is curious to find that, for the German release, the final two minutes take place in larger premises, and that - but, no, a reviewer should follow Joan Hopkins's example and not give anything away.

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