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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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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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Plunging headlong into Danger! (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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This was the final film directed by Donald Crisp. Although he was a prolific director of silent films, this was the only sound film that he ever directed. From this point onwards, he worked exclusively as an actor until his retirement after the filming of Spencer's Mountain (1963). See more »

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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 »

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Barney Black: [realizing that Clara has snitched on him to the police] You got a tip-off... You can tell that dame, Clara, that I don't forget a "pal" like her.
Sergeant Daly: Barney, you'd be surprised how much forgettin' you can do in ten years... maybe twenty? Take 'em out to the wagon.
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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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The Bride Should'a Kept Runnin'!!
8 July 2002 | by (Chicago IL) – See all my reviews

I didn't see this film from the beginning. If you miss the first few minutes of most films of this vintage, you're lost from then on. This film is worth watching, not because it is a good film or has a good cast. The only one worth seeing here is Mary Astor, and she's a far cry from her Brigid O'Shaugnessey days still to come. This film is worth watching from a filmmakers' vantage point. The plots and characters are virtually negligible. However, Leo Tover's expressionistic photography and angles are exceptional for the period. There are lots of dark images a la Welles ( though still a few years prior to his appearance). The images are silhouetted in this pre-Citizen Kane vehicle, and there is even an early attempt at 'deep focus', which was said to be fathered by Toland, but Tover stops just short of deep focus 1930 in several scenes. The situations are somewhat steamy...there's one scene where the villains are looking for loot that's worth $80,000. Astor has to stand for an off screen frisk at the hands of these desperate men, and the result also suggests that the frisk is full of sex, with the moans and groans and Astor's pleadings off screen suggesting that which cannot be judged otherwise. Not a thrilling movie, nor necessarily a great watch. But viewing can give you insights into where movies were headed as of 1930. Artistically, not a great watch; technologically a worthwhile and informative watch.


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