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Walk Don't Run (1966)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 June 1966 (USA)
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

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British industrialist Sir William Rutland - "Bill" to his friends - is in Tokyo on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having actually arrived in Tokyo two days before his original planned arrival, he has problems finding a hotel room because of the Olympics. Spotting an ad posted on a British Embassy message board of a room available to sublet, Bill is able to wrangle his way into the apartment of Christine Easton, who is renting out the sitting room of her one-bedroom apartment as a bedroom for the duration of the Olympics. Bill's short-term living situation in Christine's sitting room is despite her solely wanting a female roommate. Soon thereafter, Bill meets Steve Davis, an athlete with the American Olympic team who seems to be reluctant to disclose in which event he is competing. Like Bill, Steve has arrived in Tokyo two days early of his scheduled arrival, has nowhere to stay for those two days, and without Christine's knowledge also ... Written by Huggo

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Although the film makes a running gag out of Davis' reluctance to say which Olympic sport he is entered in, the joke was spoiled by the original advertising, which showed both him and Rutland participating in that event. See more »

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At the race, the announcer says an Australian race-walker took 9th place with a time of 4 hours 53 minutes. 9th place was actually taken by Charles Sowa of Luxembourg with 4:20:37.2. 4:53:00 would have taken 28th place. See more »

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Christine Easton: After 7:45, you can have the bathroom all day if you'd like.
Sir William Rutland: I wouldn't know what to do in the bathroom all day!
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Disappointing Final Film for Cary Grant
20 November 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

"Walk Don't Run" begins well enough and seems to be perking along as another enjoyable Grant comedy but at some point the film becomes unhinged. Lame gags are dragged out too long and let's face it neither Samantha Eggar (although stunningly beautiful) or Jim Hutton are in the same league as Grant. The film picks up again near the end during the scenes at the Olympics. It's disappointing to see Grant trying his best to wring the most comedy he can out of what is an inferior script. The Tokyo setting helps a little, especially in the early scenes, but as Cary Grant's swansong stick with the terrific "Father Goose" featuring a much better cast than this half baked fluff.


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