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Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 12 July 1940 (USA)
Chase across the country romance.

Director:

Frank Woodruff

Writers:

Eleanor Brown (novel) (as Eleanor Browne), Jerome Cady (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ... Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
Wendy Barrie ... Diane North, aka Maggie 'Jonesy' Jones
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. North
Billy Gilbert ... Orestes
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Walter Corbett (as George P. Huntley)
Berton Churchill ... Col. Conway
Tom Dugan ... Pete
Edgar Dearing ... Ed Sweeney (motorcycle cop #1)
Frank Sully ... Mike (motorcycle cop #2)
Cliff Clark ... Police Capt. G.G. Burke
Dorothea Kent ... Millie
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Chase across the country romance.

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He Chased Her From State To State... Until She Caught Him!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cross Country Romance See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The $7,500 reward would be the equivalent of $129,000 in 2016. See more »

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When Larry first finds Diane in his trailer and begins questioning her, she tells him that she has an uncle in San Francisco, but Larry has not yet told her that San Francisco is his destination. See more »

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another fun Gene Raymond Caper
13 August 2007 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Gene Raymond as Lawrence Smith (The Bride Walks Out, Smartest Girl in Town, also married to Jeannette MacDonald in real life) made a whole bunch of these love story mixup capers in the 30's & 40's. Wendy Barrie ( from the Falcon movies, a couple of war movies, even made "Love on a Bet" with our Gene Raymond in 36) plays Diane North, and isn't sure if she wants to get married, and the chase is on. Hedda Hopper (The Women, Sunset Boulevard) is Mrs. North, the mother of the bride, and is offering a reward for the safe return of her daughter when Diane goes missing. Astute viewers will also see Alan Ladd (made war movies, westerns, noirs) and Bill Gilbert, who made a living stuttering, muttering, and sneezing in a whole lot of movies. This movie is surprisingly tight and clever, in spite of the number of writers listed. Lots of light fun.


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