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Run for the Sun (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Thriller | 30 July 1956 (USA)
In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.



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Complete credited cast:
Michael 'Mike' Latimer
Katherine 'Katie' Connors
Dr. Van Anders / Col. Wilham Von Andre
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José Chávez ...
Pedro (as José Chávez Trowe)
Guillermo Calles ...
Margarito Luna ...
Gran-Hotel Proprietor
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ...
Gran-Hotel Waiter
Enedina Díaz de León ...
Paco's Wife


Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope of getting the biggest scoop of her career. Mike falls for Katie. On a flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near a remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals in hiding. The Nazis want to stay hidden and plan to dispose of their new guests. Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

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The first motion picture to be exhibited in SuperScope-235! Full CinemaScope Screen. Full CinemaScope Aperture! See more »


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Release Date:

30 July 1956 (USA)  »

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Der Sonne entgegen  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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2.35 : 1
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Jane Greer contracted a tropical virus during the location shooting of this film which eventually required her to have a heart operation. See more »


Latimer's light plane runs out of fuel and the engine quits, which forces him to glide the plane in for a landing. This being the case, the propeller should have stopped spinning, yet the entire time AFTER he's out of gas and the engine has supposedly quit, you can clearly see the propeller spinning at high RPM, which would indicate an engine still running normally, with ample fuel. See more »


Katie: Was she very pretty?
Latimore: Who?
Katie: Your wife.
Latimore: I don't know Katie, I forgot.
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Music by Fred Steiner (as Frederick Steiner)
Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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Colorful adaptation of the classic film with a magnificent Richard Widmark
22 March 2006 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Movie talks upon a beautiful woman reporter (Jane Greer) , she is looking for an adventurer novelist(Richard Widmark) in a solitary South American location . They fall in love and aboard a plane are crashed on jungle . There find shelter in an inhospitable mansion inhabited by strange people (Trevor Howard and Peter Van Eyck) .

The picture gets adventure action , a love story , thriller , exciting pursuits with numerous odds , risks and perils and results to be pretty entertaining . Richard Widmark as the stalwart and brave hero is nice . Enjoyable Jane Greer (Out the past) as a genuinely moving heroine is fine . Secondary cast is excellent with a terrific Trevor Howard and a crafty Peter Van Eyck . The tale was compellingly developed in this second of several versions using Richard Connell's famed novel . It's a remake to ¨The most dangerous game¨(Ernest B.Schoedsack with Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks as count Zaroff), the classic and black and white adaptation was creepier and darkest , this version is glimmer (spectacular cinematography by Joseph LaShelle) and an adventure film . Recent version titled ¨Surviving the game¨(Ernest Dickerson with Ice T and Rutger Hauer) is more violen t. Motion picture was well directed by British director Roy Boulting . The flick will appeal to Richard Widmark fans and adventure cinema-goers . Rating : Good , if you haven't seen it , you don't miss the chance the next time .

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