The Fugitive (1939)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 26, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this British thriller, a barber must steal to fund his wife's addiction to spending money. She uses the cash he took to pay off a drape maker. The stolen bills are traced back to him. The unscrupulous seamster then begins blackmailing the couple and the barber kills him. He then has his wife leave town until the trouble blows over. Just as he hears that his wife was killed in a collision, police surround him and shoot him down.

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killing, law, accident, barber, blackmail, Britain, car, collision, couple, death, fugitive, habit [custom], loot, on-the-run, police, robbery, shoot-out, spendthrift, town, trapped, wife