The film was released shortly before Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" which had a similar premise.
Tomorrow, the festival concludes with screenings of Robert Siodmak's "Criss Cross" and Cy Endfield's "Underworld Story." The linking theme is that both films feature Dangerous Dan Duryea. Regrettably, I will be absent.
As for my best in show nominee, it is a close call. The restoration of "Woman on the Run" was impressive, but so were the Argentine adaptations of Cornell Woolrich stories. My choice, however, was the restored version of "The Chase."
The print was clear and comprehensive. Many minutes of critical missing footage had been reinstated as well and the mystery was easier to understand with key sequences elongated.
Happily, plans are in the offing for new DVDs of "Woman on the Run" and last years restoration effort "Too Late for Tears" to be available for purchase.
Goodbye and Good Luck.