On the Run (1958 film)

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On the Run
Directed by Ernest Morris
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Maurice Rootes
Music by Albert Elms
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • 1 June 1958 (1958-06-01)(UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

On the Run is a 1958 second feature [1] British drama film directed by Ernest Morris and starring Neil McCallum, Susan Beaumont and William Hartnell. [2] A boxer who becomes romantically involved with a woman.



Wesley is a young man on the run looking for work, when he meets Tom Casey who offers him lodging and work in his garage. Wesley and Tom's daughter Kitty fall in love. Kitty learms Wesley is a former boxer who won a fight he should have fraudulently thrown, and is running away from a gang seeking revenge. The gang catch up with him and they fight in Tom's garage. Kitty and Wesley marry.


Critical reception

The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote: "A conventional and unpretentious second feature, this is, within its limits, an improvement on most Danziger productions, thanks largely to agreeable performances from the three principles. Philip Saville's soft-spoken thug is effectively spine-chilling and the fights, if somewhat vicious, are realistically staged." [3]

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  2. "On the Run". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  3. "On the Run". The Monthly Film Bulletin . 25 (288): 90. 1 January 1958 via ProQuest.