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Love on the Run (1936)

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.



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Complete credited cast:
Sally Parker
Michael Anthony
Barnabus Pells
Baron Otto
Baroness Hilda
Lieutenant of Police
Lees Berger - City Editor


In the company of reporter Michael Anthony, American heiress Sally Parker flees her planned wedding to Prince Igor; Sally is unaware of Mike's detestable occupation. The two steal an airplane that is part of a spy plot and discover secret plans. They are pursued by the spies as well as by Mike's pal Barnabas, who wants a piece of the hot news story. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Joan Crawford - On the run! Clark Gable - Running after her! Franchot Tone - Running after both of them!


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Release Date:

20 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor a toda máquina  »

Box Office


$578,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was written to cash in on the popularity of "runaway heiress" films, like "It Happened One Night." See more »


When Gable is riding a wagon with Joan Crawford, he jumps off and is seen bare-headed. In the next shot he is seen walking behind the wagon wearing a goofy hat. Then in the next shot he is jumping on the wagon without a hat. See more »


Sally Parker: Who do you think you're talking to?
Michael 'Mike' Anthony: I'm talking to a fairly attractive dame with too much dough for her own good.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over images of trains and autos. See more »


Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »


String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Danced by Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Donald Meek
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Daffy road comedy stars a gorgeous, glowing Crawford
17 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This one is worth seeing for Crawford's delightful performance: she positively glows as the madcap heiress on the run. Despite the silly story and uneven performance from Gable (his legendary chemistry with Crawford is nonetheless in evidence), there is always the snappy dialogue (much of it written by John Lee Mahin of "Red Dust" and "Bombshell"), to keep the laughs coming. Crawford's then husband Franchot Tone plays Gable's fellow reporter. For anyone who wonders why she is called the ultimate movie star.

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