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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 ... 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
Allyn Joslyn ...
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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This is a remake/musical adaptation of "It Happened One Night" from the same story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams and screenplay by Robert Riskin. See more »

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

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Thumbin' A Ride
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon
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Re-make of "It Happened One Night"
17 November 1998 | by (Baltimore/Washington DC Area) – See all my reviews

This was one of Jack Lemmon's first films. He is cast in the role of Peter Warren, a free-lance journalist who takes on the challenge of escorting spoiled rich girl Ellie Andrews (played by June Allyson) back to her Father (Charles Bickford) and husband. Peter and Ellie didn't plan on falling in love during their bus trip, but it happened ... just as in "It Happened One Night" starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This re-make is remarkably faithful to the original in plot and content. I would classify it as a charming, very tame movie worth the 80 minutes or so to watch it.


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