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Run for the Sun (1956)

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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... See full summary »

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Michael 'Mike' Latimer
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Browne
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Katherine 'Katie' Connors
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Dr. Van Anders / Col. Wilham Von Andre
Juan García ...
Fernandez
José Antonio Carbajal ...
Paco
José Chávez ...
Pedro (as José Chávez Trowe)
Guillermo Calles ...
Paco
Margarito Luna ...
Gran-Hotel Proprietor
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ...
Gran-Hotel Waiter
Enedina Díaz de León ...
Paco's Wife
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Storyline

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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A raging animal of a man...more savage than any jungle killer! See more »


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30 July 1956 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Katie: Was she very pretty?
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Katie: Your wife.
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Music by Fred Steiner (as Frederick Steiner)
Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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exciting jungle film
12 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing Richard Widmark in person a few years ago when he appeared at the Lincoln Center Film Society. Nearing 90 then, he had recently remarried after the death of his wife of many years. His appearance was remarkably unchanged: ruggedly handsome, that same, strong, rough speaking voice, and one of the best pairs of cheekbones in the business - right up there with Jack Palance, Loretta Young, and Elvis.

Widmark gets to show his stuff admirably in "Run for the Sun," which costars Jane Greer. He plays a writer a la Hemingway who has given up his career and is living in oblivion in Mexico. Greer plays a reporter who finds him with the intention of doing a story about him. She doesn't reveal her intentions, instead deciding to return to New York, and Widmark offers to fly her to Acapulco. They crash in the jungle and wind up at the compound of Trevor Howard.

This is supposedly a vague remake of "The Most Dangerous Game," which I haven't seen, so I can't make any comparisons. This film, though a little too long, is very exciting, particularly the last section, and will really hold the viewer's attention. Both Widmark and Greer are excellent. Greer is in her early thirties here and finally in a color movie, and she's beautiful despite a couple of frumpy hairdos and outfits. Trevor Howard underplays as the villain and is an introverted menace.

Very enjoyable.


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