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You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
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A.A. Andrews
Paul Gilbert ...
George Shapely
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Danker
Stubby Kaye ...
Fred Toten
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First driver
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Joe Gordon, Editor
Jacques Scott ...
Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino
Walter Baldwin ...
1st Proprietor
The Four Aces ...
Themselves, Vocal Quartette
Byron Foulger ...
Billings, Andrews' Secretary
Richard H. Cutting ...
First Hotel Proprietor
Louise Beavers ...
Maid
Raymond Greenleaf ...
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Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to Houston to be with her husband. Her Father hires a private investigator to stop her. On the bus to Houston, a newspaper man (Jack Lemmon) figures out who she is. Instead of cashing in on the big story and the reward money he falls in love with her. Written by Harold Thornton

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31 October 1956 (USA)  »

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Ohne Liebe geht es nicht  »

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The character Danker is played here by Jim Backus. In It Happened One Night (1934), Danker was played by Alan Hale, the father of Backus' future _Gilligan's Island (1964-1967)_ costar Alan Hale Jr. See more »

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Remake of It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon
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Jack & June journey a jaunty path
3 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pale imitation of It Happened One Night fails to capture the magic of the original, a fools errand to attempt in the first place, but is pleasant enough.

One of the problems is that Jack Lemmon and June Allyson share little chemistry, a vital component to the first film or any romantic comedy. Another is that June, 39 when this was made, while still very attractive is a bit mature to be convincing as a madcap runaway heiress. Debbie Reynolds, who was in her mid-twenties at the time would have been a better fit.

Scenes that crackled in the first just move the story along in this from place to place. Full of forgettable music which adds nothing to the original tale and a the high gloss look that was a signature of 50's cinema.

Well made but lacking the Capra touch.


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