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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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Cast

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Sally Parker
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Michael Anthony
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Barnabus Pells
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Baron Otto
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Baroness Hilda
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Igor
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Lieutenant of Police
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Lees Berger - City Editor
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Storyline

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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20 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Amor a toda máquina  »

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$578,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Dewey Robinson (Italian Father), Bobs Watson (Italian Boy), Betty Jane Graham (Italian Girl), Agostino Borgato (French Comptroller), Alphonse Martell (French Spy), Frank Mayo (Traveling Man), Bobby Watson (Assistant Manager) and Richard Powell. See more »

Goofs

When Crawford is "disguised as a boy" she is wearing full female make-up, including the wide "Crawford mouth" lipstick she made popular. No one would believe this was a boy. See more »

Quotes

Sally Parker: Who is it?
Michael 'Mike' Anthony: Louis.
Sally Parker: Louis who?
Michael 'Mike' Anthony: Pick a number from 1 to 10.
Sally Parker: Louis fourteen.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wedding March
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1842)
Background music for runaway bride
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kind of silly but lots of fun
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is an obvious re-working of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and is a couple steps below it in quality. However, considering that Clark Gable, Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone do such a good job with the material, it's still an excellent film. That's because despite the familiarity of the material, the movie is so much fun to watch. The dialog is snappy and the pacing is great. And, despite the film being pretty predictable (as most were of the era), I didn't mind and felt myself being caught up in the movie.

Joan is a runaway bride and Gable is the cad pretending to help her but he's got a secret agenda. In the end, they are head-over-heels and the movie closes. Sounds familiar? Of course, but who cares--it's still lovely to watch.


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