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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 »

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Paul Gilbert ...
George Shapely
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Danker
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Fred Toten
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First Driver
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Joe Gordon, Editor
Jacques Scott ...
Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino
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Billings, Andrews' Secretary
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First Hotel Proprietor
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Maid
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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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31 October 1956 (USA)  »

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Ohne Liebe geht es nicht  »

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$3,161,000, 31 December 1956
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This is a remake/musical adaptation of "It Happened One Night" from the same story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams and screenplay by Robert Riskin. See more »

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Remake of Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) See more »

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Scarecrow Ballet
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Music by Gene de Paul
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June Allyson channels Donald O'Connor
22 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

For fans of "It Happened One Night," it's fun to see how they remade it in the 50's, in Technicolor, and as a quasi-musical.

The young Jack Lemmon is a delight to see, and it would have been stupid to try to follow Clark Gable's act--no one could.

The oddball casting has June Allyson playing the Claudette Colbert role, but since June was producer/director Dick Powell's wife, it's comprehensible. June had a lot of appeal in many of her roles, but sexy she wasn't; she was more the girl next door, or the long-suffering, proper wife. Here, playing a post-debutante, June was, in real life, pushing 40. The supposedly sexy scenes had that sanitized 50's feel to them, and the chemistry between the two stars was minimal.

But June makes the movie in the scene where they sleep in a field, as she sings & dances to a scarecrow, with moves that would have done Donald O'Connor proud. Such energy & wit, paired with her funny, froggy voice, are a delight. Who knew she had all this talent hidden away?

There's a lot to enjoy, even though, like nearly all remakes, it falls a bit short.


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