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Run for the Sun (1956)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Thriller  |  30 July 1956 (USA)
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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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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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Der Sonne entgegen  »

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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?
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Triste ranchero
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Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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Not a rip-off
7 February 2001 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Many film-critics said that this was the first re-make of the most dangerous game. While I can see some similarities I can safely assume that this film was the product of the writers own imagination.

TMDG was about a Count on a Pacific Island who hunted men who became shipwrecked on his beach. In this movie Richard Widmark and his honey (Jane Greer) crash land on Trevor Howard's island when his plane's navigation screws up. At first Howard seems hospitable but Widmark soon learns (and remembers) that Howard is a Nazi avoiding war-crime charges in the US. And he is even taking advantage of the natives.

Soon Widmark and Greer are on the run thru the jungle with Howard and his goons on their heels. This does bare some resemblance to TMDG but only by coincidence. There are some cool moments in this film, such as Widmark firing a bullet with a hammer and the scene where his is creeping all over Howard's plantation is quite tense.

Greer was also surprisingly attractive. I'm not really into 50's fashion but she had a nice body and ass. She was also quite tough. She didn't moan and whine either, which made her character cooler and unlike most other female characters of the time.

If you can catch this movie I reckon that you should watch it because it is quite enjoyable. And it is only slightly similar to The Most Dangerous Game.


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