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Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 12 July 1940 (USA)
Chase across the country romance.

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(novel) (as Eleanor Browne), (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ...
Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
...
Diane North, aka Maggie 'Jonesy' Jones
...
Mrs. North
...
Orestes
G.P. Huntley ...
Walter Corbett (as George P. Huntley)
...
Col. Conway
Tom Dugan ...
Pete
Edgar Dearing ...
Ed Sweeney (motorcycle cop #1)
Frank Sully ...
Mike (motorcycle cop #2)
Cliff Clark ...
Police Capt. G.G. Burke
Dorothea Kent ...
Millie
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Joseph E. Bernard ...
Jake (scenes deleted)
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Chase across the country romance.

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He Chased Her From State To State... Until She Caught Him!

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Comedy | Romance

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12 July 1940 (USA)  »

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Cross Country Romance  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Lucille Ball and James Ellison were initially announced for the roles eventually played by Wendy Barrie and Gene Raymond. See more »

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Familiar plot works fine thanks to efficient production, pleasant cast
25 July 2014 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Gene Raymond, bright and adventurous young doctor, is leaving for San Francisco pulling a camper-trailer behind his car. He stops on the way out of town to present a thank you gift to rich Hedda Hopper, who can't see him at the moment because it's her daughter's wedding day. About that same time…

Would-be bride Wendy Barrie changes her mind, rips off her wedding dress, sneaks out of the house – and hides out in Raymond's camper.

When Raymond discovers the stowaway, the story proper kicks into gear and they hit the road, with Barrie determined to tag along and Raymond just as determined to get rid of her. It's pretty obvious from this point where it's all headed, but it's a fun ride and the pair encounter some lively characters along the way:

Billy Gilbert has a funny bit as a diner owner who desperately wants customers to try his blue plate special. Berton Churchill and Joe Dugan are hilarious as a couple of threadbare crooks who have dastardly plans but limited brains. "We must proceed with finesse," Churchill pronounces with great seriousness, "Always remember that. Finesse. The secret of my success." –He certainly doesn't look especially successful, but he does manage to make a small score off of poor Gilbert with the old "Give me two tens for a five" trick.

Raymond and Barrie are fine leads and the whole thing moves at a pretty good clip. Overall it's fun if silly.


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