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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
José Antonio Carbajal ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Clawing...Killing...Hacking his way across a thousand miles of steaming jungle! See more »


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Release Date:

30 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Sonne entgegen  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


(Eastman Color)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trevor Howard was second choice and cast at short notice because the original choice turned down the part at a very late stage of preproduction. 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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Triste ranchero
Music by Fred Steiner (as Frederick Steiner)
Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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Widmark and Greer racing through the jungle...
31 January 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I tuned into this one on TCM and heard Robert Osborne refer to it as a remake of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME--BUT in my opinion, only in vague outline. Like GAME, it ends with a chase through the jungle with the bloodhounds on their trail and leads to their final escape. But there are several novel twists and turns along the way and the suspense is in high gear once the chase begins.

Jane Greer appeared in so many B&W film noirs of the '40s that it's surprising to see her in technicolor. She looks great and has good chemistry with Richard Widmark's adventurous writer. Both of them appear to be having a tough time physically as they trudge through swampy waters and slash their way through thick jungle. Trevor Howard is the villain of the piece, not quite as menacing as Charles Laughton in the original.

Gripping suspense yarn will keep you glued to your seat as you wonder how it all turns out. Give it a chance, as it starts slowly before the plot thickens.

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