Director Norman Foster made a move from playing generally pallid juvenile leads to directing in the mid-1930s, directing most of the Mr. Moto movies and three of the best of the Sidney Toler Charlie Chans. He might have hit the big time with Journey Into Fear (1942), but not only was the film cut before release, there’s a tendency to assume that producer-co-star Orson Welles really directed it. (Welles steadfastly denied this.) By 1950, Foster was more or less taking what he could get — and with Woman on the Run, he ended up with something worth doing.
The Hendersonville Film Society will show Woman on the Run Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.