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Run for the Sun (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Thriller | 30 July 1956 (USA)
In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

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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A raging animal of a man...more savage than any jungle killer! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Leo Genn was contracted to play the lead villain and had script approval. When the script was re-written, he disapproved and withdrew from the project, forcing the producers to pay his full salary. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is out of fuel,Katie looks to her right and mentions an open clearing,but Mike makes a wide sweeping turn to his left to approach said clearing. See more »

Quotes

Katie: Was she very pretty?
Latimore: Who?
Katie: Your wife.
Latimore: I don't know Katie, I forgot.
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Connections

Version of Hounds of Zaroff (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Taco
Music by Fred Steiner (as Frederick Steiner)
Lyrics by Nestor Amaral
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Little known remake of "Most Dangerous Game" worth seeing
30 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Thrilling suspense in this jungle adventure with fantastic stars Widmark and Greer. some good dialogue, but the story doesn't really convince; it's just a vehicle for the situational suspense and romance. Widmark is a Hemingway-style author and Greer a journalist who finds him in hiding and tricks him into revealing his confidence (which, disappointingly, involves nothing more than a cliched love drama).

Nice direction, very effective photography in sharp color. Greer was never lovelier and, except in the incomparable Robert Mitchum, never found a better leading man. It's a shame that Hollywood allowed Mr. Howard Hughes to throw her into a ditch (figuratively, of course), because this lady had real talent.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run for the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,725,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Russ-Field Corporation See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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