Man on the Run (1949)


Man on the Run (1949)

An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he looks for the real criminals.
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Director Lawrence Huntington
Writer Lawrence Huntington
Release Date1949-06-05
Runtime1h 22min
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Content Rating
CompanyAssociated British Picture Corporation (ABPC)
Sgt. Peter Burden, alias Brown
Joan Hopkins
Joan Hopkins
Jean Adams
Edward Chapman
Edward Chapman
Chief Inspector Mitchell
Detective Sergeant Lawson
1st Paratrooper (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Bert the Barge Mate
Dan Underwood, burglar
Det. Inspector Jim McBane
Leslie Perrins
Leslie Perrins
Corp. Newman the Blackmailer (as Kenneth Moore)
Tony - Cafe Proprietor (as Martyn Miller)
Cameron Hall
Cameron Hall
Reg Hawkins
May Baker, Anchor Hotel
Wapping Station Inspector

Man on the Run

Man on the Run is a 1949 British film noir directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, Edward Chapman, Kenneth More and Laurence Harvey.


An army deserter, still a fugitive in post-war Britain, wanders into a pawn shop robbery and finds himself mistakenly wanted for murder. Forced to go on the run while attempting to prove his innocence, he meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he looks for the real criminals.


  • Derek Farr as Sergeant Peter Burden, alias Brown
  • Joan Hopkins as Jean Adams
  • Edward Chapman as Chief Inspector Mitchell
  • Laurence Harvey as Detective Sergeant Lawson
  • Howard Marion-Crawford as 1st Paratrooper
  • Alfie Bass as Bert the Barge Mate
  • John Bailey as Dan Underwood, burglar
  • John Stuart as Detective Inspector Jim McBane
  • Edward Underdown as Slim Elfey, Burglar Missing Fingers
  • Leslie Perrins as Charlie the Fence
  • Kenneth More as Corporal Newman the Blackmailer
  • Martin Miller as Tony, Cafe Proprietor
  • Cameron Hall as Reg Hawkins
  • Eleanor Summerfield as May Baker, Anchor Hotel
  • Anthony Nicholls as Station Inspector (Wapping)
  • Valentine Dyall as Army Judge Advocate