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The Runaround (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 4 June 1946 (USA)
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in ... See full summary »

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Charles Coleman ...
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Jack Overman ...
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Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Unexpected ending
24 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kildane (Rod Cameron) and Prentiss (Broderick Crawford) are rival private investigators and both men are separately hired to bring back Mr Hampton's (Samuel S Hinds) daughter. Penelope Hampton (Ella Raines) has disappeared and her father is concerned that she has eloped with a boyfriend. Who can bring back Penelope and claim the $15,000 reward....?

This film is OK but I'm afraid it is nothing more than that. Despite some occasional humorous touches, eg, the way that everyone who works at the hotel has the same ghastly generic way of speaking to guests (very relevant to today's ghastly focus on the "customer experience"), the script doesn't contain enough humour. It's all a bit boring. Rod Cameron is far too smug in the lead role and he reminded me of Randolph Scott (this is not a good thing as he was equally annoyingly smug in his romantic lead roles). The film does have a twist at the end which you won't guess and it leaves you feeling happy. However, the journey there is all a bit of a waste of time. Shame.


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