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Run for the Sun (1956)

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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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Juan García ...
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

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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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Katie: Was she very pretty?
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Little known remake of "Most Dangerous Game" worth seeing
30 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Thrilling suspense in this jungle adventure with fantastic stars Widmark and Greer. some good dialogue, but the story doesn't really convince; it's just a vehicle for the situational suspense and romance. Widmark is a Hemingway-style author and Greer a journalist who finds him in hiding and tricks him into revealing his confidence (which, disappointingly, involves nothing more than a cliched love drama).

Nice direction, very effective photography in sharp color. Greer was never lovelier and, except in the incomparable Robert Mitchum, never found a better leading man. It's a shame that Hollywood allowed Mr. Howard Hughes to throw her into a ditch (figuratively, of course), because this lady had real talent.

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