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You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 October 1956 (USA)
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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Peter Warne
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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
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1st Proprietor
The Four Aces ...
Themselves, Vocal Quartette
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Billings, Andrews' Secretary
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First Hotel Proprietor
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Maid
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Minister
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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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$3,161,000, 31 December 1956
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2.35 : 1
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One of several musicals made by Columbia Pictures in the mid-1950s that were based on earlier, non-musical studio properties. While this one spawned from It Happened One Night (1934), Let's Do It Again (1952) was a musicalization of The Awful Truth (1937), and Three For the Show (1955) was based on Too Many Husbands (1941). Another musical remake was more inadvertent: Columbia had planned to make the film version of the 1953 Broadway hit "Wonderful Town," which had been based on the Columbia property My Sister Eileen (1942), but the asking price for the rights was so steep that the studio ultimately decided to go ahead with its own version, keeping the original title, which they already owned, and commissioning a new score. 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 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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