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The Running Man (1963)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  October 1963 (USA)
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the ... See full summary »

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Rex Black
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Stella Black
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Stephen Maddux
Felix Aylmer ...
Parson
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Hilda Tanner
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Jenkins
Harold Goldblatt ...
Tom Webster
Noel Purcell ...
Miles Bleeker
Ramsay Ames ...
Madge Penderby
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Juanjo Menéndez ...
Roberto (as Juan Jose Menendez)
Eddie Byrne ...
Sam Crewdson
Colin Gordon ...
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Jim Jerome
Roger Delgado ...
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the insurance investigator from the claim also turns up Rex starts a game of cat-and-mouse. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Time is Running Out for the Running Man...And His Woman! See more »

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October 1963 (USA)  »

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Carol Reed's The Running Man  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Just after Stephen is pulled from his wrecked car, we see that the tree that has been holding the car back from careening over the cliff has been neatly chopped with an ax at the base. See more »

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Referenced in Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) See more »

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insurance swindle that goes wrong,on the run in Spain
21 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

excellent thriller about man and wife who plan a scam to swindle the insurance company for a large amount of money after being turned down after a legitimate claim was turn down earlier and the deception begins and they go on the run in Spain where life's fine until the insurance man turns up in the same places, thats where the fun and tension begins.there's great camera work & direction by carol reed and a edgy script by john Mortimer,lots of colour and location works very well as does the three actors,Harvey is at his reptilian and charming best with Remick quite stunning as the not so wife and bates as the dogged insurance man.a delightful diverting film for a Sunday afternoon.


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