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The Runaway Bride (1930)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 4 May 1930 (USA)
A young socialite and a rich playboy elope to Atlantic City. However, she soon realizes he's not the man she wants him to be and tries to call off the wedding. A jewelry store robbery, murder and other mayhem are soon involved.

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Mary Gray - aka Sally Fairchild
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Paul Hurst ...
Sergeant Daly
David Newell ...
Richard 'Dick' Mercer
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Clara Muldoon
Edgar Norton ...
Williams - Blaine's Butler
Francis McDonald ...
Barney Black
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A young socialite and a rich playboy elope to Atlantic City. However, she soon realizes he's not the man she wants him to be and tries to call off the wedding. A jewelry store robbery, murder and other mayhem are soon involved.

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Whirling away with Romance! (original ad) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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4 May 1930 (USA)  »

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Cooking Her Goose  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The $80,000 in pearls would be the equivalent of $1,260,000 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Mary (posing as Sally, the new cook) arrives at Blaine's house in the rain, her coat and hat are almost completely dry. Then, when the butler shows her in to meet Blaine, Mary's hat and coat show considerable areas of wetness. See more »

Quotes

Williams - Blaine's Butler: I think you ought to look her over, first, sir.
George Edward Blaine: Why? Anything queer about her?
Williams - Blaine's Butler: Well, not as you might say queer, sir.
George Edward Blaine: What is it then? Speak up.
Williams - Blaine's Butler: Well, sir, in all my 30 years of service, I've never seen a cook like her.
George Edward Blaine: Well, just what do you mean?
Williams - Blaine's Butler: Well, she has the manners of a lady. And between you and me, sir, no girl as pretty as she should be working for a young bachelor like you.
George Edward Blaine: What's the matter with me? Don't you think I can be trusted with a good looking cook?
Williams - Blaine's Butler: Oh, I didn't mean that ...
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Soundtracks

Lovable and Sweet
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
(originally for Street Girl (1929))
Played during opening credits by Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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Not as good as Juia Roberts of same title but worth watching
3 May 2006 | by (san jose , calif) – See all my reviews

Old films are always worth watching, if you want to be a student of films. It has a young Mary Astor, very beautiful indeed. Donald Crisp is the director. He was a much better actor. The performances are very wooden and stiff which is typical for early talkies. They were still learning how to say dialog. The emotions are overdone physically, because most of the actors came from the silent era where facial expressions and gestures had to replace dialog. Watch Mary Astor in one of her later silents and watch her early talkies. But watching these old films gives us a window into the past that we cannot get any other way.


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