Running Scared (1972)

 |  Drama  |  May 1972 (UK)
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When an undergraduate commits suicide, his best friend Tom Betancourt is sent down from university because he did nothing to prevent the death, which he felt was a choice his friend had a right to make.



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Cast overview:
Tom Betancourt
Ellen Case
Mr. Case
Stephanie Bidmead ...
Mrs. Case
Edward Underdown ...
Mr. Betancourt
Maxine Audley ...
Mrs. Betancourt
Georgia Brown ...
Ben Howard ...
Paul Williamson ...
John Bailey ...
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Terrence Hardiman ...
Mr. Willis
Andy Bradford ...
Joseph Greig ...


An undergraduate, "Casey" Case, commits suicide in his college rooms, watched by his best friend Tom, who respects his right to end his life and does nothing to stop him. Soon afterwards, Tom receives an angry letter from Casey's sister, Ellen, whom he has never met, enclosing a bullet with which, she sarcastically suggests, he too can kill himself. Sent down from university, Tom becomes intrigued by the Case family and, posing under a false name, makes their acquaintance. To his own surprise, he finds himself falling in love with Ellen; but does she know who he really is? Written by anonymous

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Quite a few people have been looking for this film
4 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is not really a review, just some information. This film was lost for a long time. It was shown on the 4th of December 2011 in Braunston, the location where it was filmed. I understand they have had an awful time trying to find the film and to find out who the copyright holder is. I'm not sure if copyright has been resolved, but the film is still in existence and the female lead was at the showing in Braunston. I don't know if they are going to release anything, or if it is going to be shown again. There were at least two showings in Braunston which were completely sold out, I am kind of waffling now because I need to fill in ten lines of text. I hope this isn't too much of an issue for IMDb, I have only written this to give information to those searching for this long lost film.

Cheers Carl

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