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Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 29 June 1966 (USA)
During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Robert Russell (story), Frank Ross (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Sir William Rutland
Samantha Eggar ... Christine Easton
Jim Hutton ... Steve Davis
John Standing ... Julius D. Haversack
Miiko Taka ... Aiko Kurawa
Ted Hartley ... Yuri Andreyovitch
Ben Astar ... Dimitri
George Takei ... Police Captain
Teru Shimada ... Mr. Kurawa
Lois Kiuchi Lois Kiuchi ... Mrs. Kurawa
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Storyline

British industrialist Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant), "Bill" to his friends, is in Tokyo, Japan on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having arrived in Tokyo two days before his original planned arrival, he has problems finding a hotel room because of the Olympics. Spotting an ad posted on a British Embassy message board of a room available to sublet, Bill is able to wrangle his way into the apartment of Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar), who is renting out the sitting room of her one-bedroom apartment as a bedroom for the duration of the Olympics. Bill's short-term living situation in Christine's sitting room is despite her solely wanting a female roommate. Soon thereafter, Bill meets Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), an athlete with the American Olympic team who seems to be reluctant to disclose in which event he is competing. Like Bill, Steve has arrived in Tokyo two days early of his scheduled arrival, has nowhere to stay for those two days, and ... Written by Huggo

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Run, don't walk to see Walk, Don't Run. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In some scenes, Cary Grant whistles the theme music from Charade (1963) and An Affair to Remember (1957), two of his previous movies. See more »

Goofs

When Rutland leaves Haversack's office the Japanese flag is on his left (and Union Jack on his right) in the next shot it is on his right (and Union Jack on his left). See more »

Quotes

Christine Easton: After 7:45, you can have the bathroom all day if you'd like.
Sir William Rutland: I wouldn't know what to do in the bathroom all day!
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Connections

Remake of The More the Merrier (1943) See more »

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Happy Feet
Written by Quincy Jones and Peggy Lee
Performed by The Don Elliott Voices
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Delightful and fun sex farce.
29 June 2004 | by geoff-161See all my reviews

Great things about this movie: * Cary Grant is a delight to watch! And, quite funny. * It's a fun surprise when Mr. Sulu from Star Trek (George Takei) shows up as a Tokyo police captain. * Cary Grant is the match maker for the young folks, not an old letch in a relationship with a woman 1/3 his age. * Cary Grant is so secure in his marriage that he can tell his wife the whole story over the phone and she enjoys his antics along with him rather than getting jealous. * The humor isn't derived from misinformation as in most sex comedies.

This movie is a delight to watch - especially Cary Grant who's obviously having a great time making it.

I wonder if Cary knew this would be his last film when he made it?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk, Don't Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,810,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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