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Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved  |   |  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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Walk, don't run...to the land of the rising fun! See more »

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Cary Grant's last film. 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: I don't know why you wanted a room, you spend all of your time outside!
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Music by Henry Mancini
Whistled by Cary Grant
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One of the most charming films of the '60s
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a remake of a 1940s film, but the supersaturated Technicolor and all the other '60s aesthetics & sensibilities make it an iconic film n its own right.

There's so much that made this movie memorable for me: the dialog, the cast, the location, the music...

this was actually filmed during the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was Cary Grant's last film and he is very amusing as Sir Rutland. The rest of the cast are equally endearing & unforgettable. It was funny how many scenes of this movie were still fresh in my mind after so many years, like Christine's kimono, the two Japanese kids on the stairs, the coffee percolator, the hilarious walking marathon, the shoji screens (which themselves were like characters in the story.)

Pure joy!

~NN


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