Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »
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
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Friday 28 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Philadelphia Wednesday 18 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City 2 August 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 24 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
When Tone frees himself from being stuck on the closet hook, an extremely large hook is visible attached to the back of his coat. When he gets up, the hook is gone. See more »
Screwball comedy saved by the Donald Meek sequence...
Everything about LOVE ON THE RUN is derivative. It seems like a reincarnation of Gable's role in "It Happened One Night" with him as a newspaper reporter passing himself off as a friend to runaway heiress JOAN CRAWFORD.
It's a bumpy ride most of the way, but there is one exceptionally funny scene in the palace at Fontainbleu involving a batty caretaker (DONALD MEEK) who thinks Gable and Crawford are ghosts and wants to give Gable a tip on his minuet style. He joins forces with Crawford for a charming bit of physical comedy--and then sadly disappears from much of the plot.
CLARK GABLE and JOAN CRAWFORD both exhibit comic ability, with Gable especially amusing in that minuet sequence. FRANCHOT TONE is Gable's rival reporter, always falling for Gable's con man tricks. But their material is thin--and rehashed from dozens of other films the two made either apart or together. Crawford is a harder, edgier version of the runaway gal Claudette Colbert played in "It Happened One Night".
Crawford looks at the peak of her photogenic charm and her chemistry with both stars is excellent.
But overall, it's just another screwball comedy about a runaway heiress and her vexation over being deceived by newspaper reporters.
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