Hit and Run (1957 film)

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Hit and Run
Hit and Run (1957 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Hugo Haas
Produced by Hugo Haas
Written by Herbert O. Phillips
Hugo Haas
Starring Cleo Moore
Hugo Haas
Vince Edwards
Music by Franz Steininger
Cinematography Walter Strenge
Edited by Stefan Arnsten
Hugo Haas Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • March 15, 1957 (1957-03-15) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hit and Run is a 1957 American drama film noir directed by Hugo Haas starring Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas and Vince Edwards.

The movie was Moore's final film appearance; she gained popularity earlier in the 1950s, in B-movie film noirs, most released by Columbia Pictures, for which Moore was a contract player.


Gus Hilmer, a moneyed garage and junkyard owner, falls in love with and marries a showgirl named Julie, who's many years younger than he, and this causes tension between Hilmer and Frankie, a young auto mechanic whom he has befriended.

Julie begins a romantic affair with Frankie, then plots with him to get rid of her husband. On a dark, remote road, Frankie runs down Gus with a car, killing him. He and Julie are free to be together and run the garage, or at least they think they are until Gus's twin brother turns up.


  • Cleo Moore as Julie Hilmer
  • Hugo Haas as Gus Hilmer/Twin Brother
  • Vince Edwards as Frank
  • Dolores Reed as Miranda
  • Mara Lea as Anita (Credited as Mari Lea)
  • Pat Goldin as Undertaker
  • John Zaremba as Doctor
  • Robert Cassidy as Sheriff
  • Carl Milletaire as Lawyer
  • Dick Paxton as Waiter
  • Julie Mitchum as Circus Girl
  • Steve Mitchell as Bartender
  • Jan Englund as Clara
  • Ella Mae Morse as Singer

Production notes[edit]

John Zaremba, who played the doctor, would, four years later, play hospital administrator Dr. Jensen on Ben Casey, starring Vince Edwards.

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