"136 Alta Linda"
is 1801 Laguna Street.
on the Run is one of the absolute best San Francisco movies and one
of the least seen. Without giving away spoilers from the relatively obscure
1950 noir story, it's about a sensitive man with a heart condition, the
only witnesses to a mob murder, who goes into hiding. His estranged wife
is not sympathetic to the police, whose previous witness was the victim!
So you have the police, a murderer, and a woman, running all over San Francisco
in search of the missing man. A picture postcard and more, Woman on the
Run is deep in its authentically San Franciscan heart. Led around town by
a clue from her artist husband, Ann Sheridan learns who the man really is
and understands him through their life together as reflected in San Francisco.
Sheridan is steely yet warm - part Joan Crawford, part Lucy. Directed by
Norman Foster, with Ross Elliot as Frank Johnson and Dennis O'Keefe as newsman
Leggett. The Johnson's apartment is a hybrid location named "136
Alta Linda Apt. 4D" in the script. From there Sheridan's adventure takes
her to these stops and more:
Loh's Oriental Roof Garden
Hall of Justice
about Woman on the Run