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You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

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Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
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A.A. Andrews
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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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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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This movie should have never been attempted--and it's a lousy attempt at that.
14 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Back in 1934, "It Happened One Night" debuted and was a huge hit. In addition, the film went on to win five Oscars--an unprecedented number at the time. Simply put--it's a classic and one of the best comedies of the 1930s. In a move that defies common sense, some dunderheads decided to remake the film--a dumb idea, that's for sure. It was so famous that any film would pale in comparison. This one certainly pales--because it's also a pretty limp film and isn't even close to the original in any way.

The one innovation was to make "You Can't Run Away From It" different was to make it a musical. So why, then, did they pick leads who really weren't good singers. Jack Lemmon was passable--so I assume he might have been dubbed. But despite having appeared in a few musical already, June Allyson was pretty bad. She couldn't sing and she was 100% wrong for the part. Instead of cute and clever like Claudette Colbert in the original, June comes off as whiny and annoying. The cruel fact is that her husband (Dick Powell) directed the film and I can only assume this was THE reason she was chosen.

A problem with the film is that too often it's too close to the original. If they had changed a lot of the film, it might have worked. But seeing the various ultra-famous scenes from the original replicated badly made for very tedious viewing. The original film earned a 10 from me--this one gets a 3. My advice? Don't bother with "You Can't Run Away"--just run away instead!


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