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Cross-Country Romance (1940)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
Diane North, aka Maggie 'Jonesy' Jones
Mrs. North
G.P. Huntley ...
Walter Corbett (as George P. Huntley)
Col. Conway
Edgar Dearing ...
Ed Sweeney (motorcycle cop #1)
Frank Sully ...
Mike (motorcycle cop #2)
Cliff Clark ...
Police Capt. G.G. Burke
Dorothea Kent ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Jake (scenes deleted)


Chase across the country romance.

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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

12 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cross Country Romance  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


A shadow of the boom microphone is visible on top of the trailer after it pulls out of Omaha's city limits about one hour into the film. See more »

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It Happened Again
7 May 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

To escape an arranged marriage, wealthy New York heiress Wendy Barrie (as Diane North) stows away in a long trailer belonging to impoverished doctor Gene Raymond (as Lawrence "Larry" Smith). Interestingly, she does this wearing her slip - so, we could say she slips away… There isn't as much wit in the script. You should expect, of course, the leading players to fall in love. Then, her true identity could threaten their future happiness. This might have been a big hit with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in the leads. As Mr. and Mrs. McGuillicuddy, a re-make might have starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The old formula includes Hedda Hopper (as a mother) and veteran comic Billy Gilbert

***** Cross-Country Romance (7/12/40) Frank Woodruff ~ Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Hedda Hopper, Billy Gilbert

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