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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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Cast

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 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:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although this movie makes a running gag out of Steve Davis' (Jim Hutton's) reluctance to say which Olympic sport in which he is entered, the joke was spoiled by the original advertising, which showed him and Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) participating in that event. See more »

Goofs

At the race, the announcer says an Australian race-walker took 9th place with a time of 4 hours 53 minutes. 9th place was actually taken by Charles Sowa of Luxembourg with 4:20:37.2. 4:53:00 would have taken 28th place. See more »

Quotes

Christine Easton: I don't know why you wanted a room, you spend all of your time outside!
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by Cary Grant
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Light, funny, a bygone.
13 March 2004 | by pro_crustesSee all my reviews

They don't make comedies like this anymore. It's got a bit of the mad-cap silliness of the era, as though people could be ridiculous and think it somehow made sense. God, sometimes I wish that were so. The characters bicker constantly, yet that never seems to stop them from getting along. Wouldn't it be fun if life were really like that? This film makes it seem as though it could be. It's about three westerners who share the Tokyo apartment of one of them during a short-lived housing crunch arising from the '64 Olympics. It's a very slight premise, but it serves to propel a gem of a light-hearted comedy. The humor is droll, dry, witty, and acerbic. But, there's a sense of we're-all-in-this-together that keeps the film on the fun side of the line that divides confusion from conflict. If you like "The Gilmore Girls," but would prefer a little more sedate pace, you'll love this one.


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