Walk Don't Run (1966)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Miiko Taka ...
Aiko Kurawa
Ted Hartley ...
Yuri Andreyovitch
Ben Astar ...
Police Captain
Teru Shimada ...
Mr. Kurawa
Lois Kiuchi ...
Mrs. Kurawa


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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29 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Charles Walters's last theatrical feature as director. See more »


When Rutland leaves Haversack's office the Japanese flag is on his left (and Union Jack on his right) in the next shot it is on his right (and Union Jack on his left). See more »


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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References Charade (1963) See more »


Music by Henry Mancini
Whistled by Cary Grant
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A very charming film with a great cast
24 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely charming film with a great cast. Cary Grant, in his last film, is in tip-top form as a British millionaire industrialist and his co-stars Jim Hutton, Samantha Eggar and John Standing also turn in excellent performances. There are some very funny moments- (not least at a dinner for the Olympic competitors) and the screenplay is a real joy. It's full of witty asides and great one-liners. The story line is believable and the plot flows naturally- nothing appears contrived. Watching this again one is saddened by Cary Grant's decision to retire after making it- his performance showed that he still had plenty to offer- even when not playing the main romantic lead. And it's also sad to think of the premature demise of Grant's co-star Jim Hutton- who had such a marvellous gift for light comedy and who he died far too young at the age of 45 in 1979. Hutton will probably most be remembered for his definitive portray of Ellery Queen in the wonderful 1970s TV series- but he puts in his usual five-star performance in Walk Don't Run too. All in all, I thoroughly recommend this film- you'll have a warm glow inside you at the end of it.

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