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Fugitive Lovers (1934)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  5 January 1934 (USA)
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In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up ... See full summary »

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Paul Porter, aka Stephen Blaine
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Letty Morris
Ted Healy ...
Hector Withington, Jr.
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Legs Caffey
C. Henry Gordon ...
Detective Daly
Ruth Selwyn ...
Babe Callahan
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First of Three Julians
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Third of Three Julians
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Bill - Second of Three Julians (as Jerry Howard)
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In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter, who quickly allies himself with Letty. With the police in hot pursuit and Legs monitoring his every move with Letty, Paul is running out of both time and ideas. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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SHE escaped from the arms of a gangster! HE escaped from the arms of the law! And then they found...in each other's arms...there was no escape from love!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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5 January 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes Fugitivos  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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MGM production number 716. See more »

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I'm Full of the Devil
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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An outlandish, absurd plot, but awfully fun to watch.
20 April 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

There is so many absurd plot elements in this movie it's a wonder it ever got past the writer's room. That it plays much better than it must read is a tribute to director Richard Boleslavsky and the wonderful cast: Robert Montgomery as an escaped convict; Madge Evans as a chorine fleeing from the attentions of a gangster by boarding a cross-country bus; and Nat Pendleton as the gangster, so convinced that Evans is crazy about him that he boards the bus too. You never learn just why Montgomery was in prison, but I rooted for him just the same, sensing he was a good man. Evans sensed this too, helping him even after she learns he was the object of a nationwide manhunt. There is a lot of comedy (Ted Healy and the Three Stooges are on the bus); there is suspense when a bus full of children is buried by a blinding snowstorm; and drama of the chase and attempted rescue, all pleasures to enjoy. There is also the surprise at seeing Akim Tamiroff, Walter Brennan and others in unbilled roles. Much of the movie was shot on the road using two buses as mobile sets.


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