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Run for the Sun (1956)

In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.

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Roy Boulting

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Roy Boulting, Richard Connell (story "The Most Dangerous Game") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Widmark ... Michael 'Mike' Latimer
Trevor Howard ... Browne
Jane Greer ... Katherine 'Katie' Connors
Peter van Eyck ... Dr. Van Anders / Col. Wilham Von Andre
Juan García ... Fernandez
José Antonio Carbajal José Antonio Carbajal ... Paco
José Chávez José Chávez ... Pedro (as José Chávez Trowe)
Guillermo Calles Guillermo Calles ... Paco
Margarito Luna Margarito Luna ... Gran-Hotel Proprietor
Guillermo Bravo Sosa Guillermo Bravo Sosa ... Gran-Hotel Waiter
Enedina Díaz de León Enedina Díaz de León ... Paco's Wife
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Storyline

Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope of getting the biggest scoop of her career. Mike falls for Katie. On a flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near a remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals in hiding. The Nazis want to stay hidden and plan to dispose of their new guests. Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

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Taglines:

Clawing...Killing...Hacking his way across a thousand miles of steaming jungle! See more »


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sonne entgegen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,725,000, 31 December 1956
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Production Co:

Russ-Field Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Howard was second choice and cast at short notice because the original choice turned down the part at a very late stage of preproduction. See more »

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Browne refers to Latimer's 1911 semi-automatic pistol as a revolver. Latimer doesn't correct him. See more »

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Katie: Was she very pretty?
Latimore: Who?
Katie: Your wife.
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Run With Dick and Jane
21 October 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Richard Widmark, a Hemingway type writer who craves the solitude of J.D. Salinger, is found in an obscure Mexican village by Jane Greer. Jane's a reporter for a tattletale magazine, but Widmark doesn't find this out till they've started kanoodling. He offers to fly her back to Mexico City.

While enroute they go off course and crash in the jungle. They come upon an Englishman and a Dutch archaeologist, so they say. In reality it's a diplomat who was a member of the pro-Nazi Cliveden set and who defected during World War II. The Dutchman with him is really a former Wehrmacht high officer and his brother-in-law.

Trevor Howard and Peter Van Eyck don't want word of their secret to get out so Widmark and Greer have to die. Now starts the chase through the jungle like The Most Dangerous Game.

Of course this is a remake of that film, but the characters are a bit more complex. Widmark's an alcoholic writer who craves his privacy as much as Howard and Van Eyck do. Greer's a reporter who's gone after Widmark's story and now has an even bigger one potentially.

In the original film it was more of a morality play. Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks were certainly classical hero and villain respectively and Fay Wray was not the independent woman that Greer is.

Still this is a good remake helped a lot by the outdoor locations instead of RKO's backlot jungle.


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