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You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 October 1956 (USA)
Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Powell

Writers:

Samuel Hopkins Adams (story "Night Bus"), Claude Binyon | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Allyson ... Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
Jack Lemmon ... Peter Warne
Charles Bickford ... A.A. Andrews
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... George Shapely
Jim Backus ... Danker
Stubby Kaye ... Fred Toten
Henny Youngman ... First Driver
Allyn Joslyn ... Joe Gordon, Editor
Jacques Scott Jacques Scott ... Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino
Walter Baldwin ... 1st Proprietor
The Four Aces The Four Aces ... Vocal Quartette
Byron Foulger ... Billings, Andrews' Secretary
Richard H. Cutting ... First Hotel Proprietor
Louise Beavers ... Maid
Raymond Greenleaf ... Minister
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Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to Houston to be with her husband. Her Father hires a private investigator to stop her. On the bus to Houston, a newspaper man (Jack Lemmon) figures out who she is. Instead of cashing in on the big story and the reward money he falls in love with her. Written by Harold Thornton

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Trivia

This is a remake/musical adaptation of It Happened One Night (1934) from the same story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams and screenplay by Robert Riskin. See more »

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Remake of It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Howdy Friends and Neighbors
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Stubby Kaye and Chorus
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An example of everything bad about Hollywood
13 August 2014 | by bobdingusSee all my reviews

Evidently someone decided that since they had Technicolor available they could remake It Happened One Night. June Allyson, who was 39 when it was made, is dreadfully miscast as a rich brat who runs away from her father. Jack Lemmon tries his best to make it work, but even he must have cringed when singing the lame musical sequences. The black and white of the original mirrored the gloomy darkness of the Great Depression, and the rich brat's handing the last of their money to a hungry woman was a big turning point of the whole movie; none of that here. When will Hollywood producers learn that you can't remake perfection?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Happened One Night See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,161,000
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Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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