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Love on the Run (1936)

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screen play), Manuel Seff (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Sally Parker
Clark Gable ... Michael Anthony
Franchot Tone ... Barnabus Pells
Reginald Owen ... Baron Otto
Mona Barrie ... Baroness Hilda
Ivan Lebedeff ... Igor
Charles Judels ... Lieutenant of Police
William Demarest ... Lees Berger - City Editor
Donald Meek ... Caretaker
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Storyline

In the company of reporter Michael Anthony, American heiress Sally Parker flees her planned wedding to Prince Igor; Sally is unaware of Mike's detestable occupation. The two steal an airplane that is part of a spy plot and discover secret plans. They are pursued by the spies as well as by Mike's pal Barnabas, who wants a piece of the hot news story. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Taglines:

Joan Crawford - On the run! Clark Gable - Running after her! Franchot Tone - Running after both of them!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe mit 100 PS See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$578,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,140,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,860,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 12 June 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4); it first aired in Los Angeles 28 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Chicago 11 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New Haven CT 23 September 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 7 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Baltimore 15 October 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 18 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Lebanon PA 21 October 1957 on WLBR (Channel 15), in Miami 6 November 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Norfolk VA 19 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in San Antonio 25 November 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), and in Honolulu 28 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13); it finally founds its way to New York City 2 August 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and to San Francisco 24 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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When Tone frees himself from being stuck on the closet hook, an extremely large hook is visible attached to the back of his coat. When he gets up, the hook is gone. See more »

Quotes

Barnabus W. 'Barney' Pells: Woman, thy name is screwball!
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Soundtracks

String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet
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Written by Luigi Boccherini
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Daffy road comedy stars a gorgeous, glowing Crawford
17 August 2002 | by tomligonSee all my reviews

This one is worth seeing for Crawford's delightful performance: she positively glows as the madcap heiress on the run. Despite the silly story and uneven performance from Gable (his legendary chemistry with Crawford is nonetheless in evidence), there is always the snappy dialogue (much of it written by John Lee Mahin of "Red Dust" and "Bombshell"), to keep the laughs coming. Crawford's then husband Franchot Tone plays Gable's fellow reporter. For anyone who wonders why she is called the ultimate movie star.


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