Gunman in the Streets

Gunman in the Streets (Canadian title Gangster at Bay) is a French/US-produced 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Dane Clark and Simone Signoret. Unreleased for theatrical screening in the US, the film was titled Time Running Out for its US television syndication from 1963.

Gunman in the Streets
Cover of DVD release
Directed byFrank Tuttle
(English version)
Borys Lewin
(French version)
Produced byVictor Pahlen
Written byVictor Pahlen
(English version)
Jacques Companéez
André Tabet
(French version)
StarringDane Clark
Simone Signoret
Fernand Gravey
Robert Duke
Music byJoe Hajos
CinematographyClaude Renoir
Eugen Schüfftan
Edited bySteve Previn
Distributed byDisCina
International Film Distributors (Canada)
Release date
Running time
86 min

The low-budget B-movie was shot on location in Paris, France. A French-language version of the film (directed by Borys Lewin) was released in France under the title Le Traque ("The Hunt").


American army deserter turned criminal on the run Eddy Roback is being chased through the streets of Paris. The fugitive finds his old girlfriend, Denise Vernon (Signoret) and tries to get money from her in an attempt to get across the border to Belgium. The girlfriend's friend, an American crime reporter (Duke), as well as a country-wide manhunt become obstacles Roback must get past in order to escape. While trying to raise him money, Denise finds him a hiding place in the studio of a lecherous photographer Max Salva, who may have turned Roback in.


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