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


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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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?
Latimore: Who?
Katie: Your wife.
Latimore: I don't know Katie, I forgot.
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Connections

Version of Escape 2000 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Triste ranchero
Music by Fred Steiner (as Frederick Steiner)
Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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Spellbinding action - great storyline.
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "Run For The Sun" with my grandmother who I talked into taking me to the movies. It was Toledo, Ohio, in 1956, and I was eight years of age. I only had a vague idea of what the film was all about, but in those days there was little chance of embarrassing one's grandmother with movie content. This was a great film. Trevor Howard gives a chilling performance. "Run For The Sun" appeared on television numerous times throughout the 60's, and perhaps into the early 70's, but it has been at least 20 years since I last saw the film. Does anyone know how one might get a DVD or VHS copy of this film? Jane Greer was great, as was Richard Widmark and Peter van Eyck. Jane Greer was quite attractive, and the interplay between her and Widmark was fun to watch. In one scene, the details of which I must omit so as not to reveal a central element of the plot, Widmark said, "The boys must have choked on their brandy when they found out who you were." Greer quickly shot back, "The one who really choked was you." A fine, memorable film it was.


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