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Love on the Run (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  20 November 1936 (USA)
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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
Mona Barrie ...
Ivan Lebedeff ...
Charles Judels ...
Lieutenant of Police


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 <>

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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:

Amore in corsa  »

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 »


Barnabus W. 'Barney' Pells: Knock knock.
Sally Parker: Who's there?
Barnabus W. 'Barney' Pells: Machiavelli.
Sally Parker: Machiavelli who?
Barnabus W. 'Barney' Pells: Machiavelli good suit for ten dollar.
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Opening credits are shown over images of trains and autos. See more »


Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »


Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by an uncredited singer in a nightclub in Nice, France
Played throughout as part of the score
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Another "Comedy" Pulls a Muscle Trying Too Hard...
13 May 2013 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable is fine as usual, but this film is so obviously struggling to amuse the audience that it becomes painful, then dull, to watch. The reliance on repeated shtick and what is often a wasted talent (Donald Meek's take as the mentally unbalanced caretaker is depressing, as he is usually a reliable character actor, here asked to broaden his approach to paint a personality of bizarre - but not amusing - proportions). I really wanted to enjoy this, but the speed at which it became obvious this was a leap at an "It Happened One Night" clone only made it suffer by comparison. Every frame screamed "love me!"

Others speak of the chemistry between Gable and Crawford, but I do not see how it translates to the screen; I never once thought they were meant for one another, and was not entertained by the time it took to get there. The entire film - although spotted with good dialogue - failed to convince me that there was a guiding intelligence behind the tale, that the creators were convinced of its vitality as a comedy, or that it was meant as anything other than a desire to cash in on Gable's award-winning role in a better film. The slapstick is painful, the male rivalry unconvincing, and Tone particularly grievous, as he mugs and screams his way through this "comedy."

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