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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 - "Bill" to his friends - is in Tokyo on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having actually 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, 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, 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 without Christine's knowledge also ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Walk, don't run...to the land of the rising fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol C. Siegel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Largely a reworking of the 1943 George Stevens comedy The More the Merrier (1943) that starred Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn in the similar roles played by Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, and Cary Grant in this movie. 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: I don't know why you wanted a room, you spend all of your time outside!
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Features The Man from Laramie (1955) See more »

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A very charming film with a great cast
24 February 2006 | by neilclark6See all my reviews

This is an extremely charming film with a great cast. Cary Grant, in his last film, is in tip-top form as a British millionaire industrialist and his co-stars Jim Hutton, Samantha Eggar and John Standing also turn in excellent performances. There are some very funny moments- (not least at a dinner for the Olympic competitors) and the screenplay is a real joy. It's full of witty asides and great one-liners. The story line is believable and the plot flows naturally- nothing appears contrived. Watching this again one is saddened by Cary Grant's decision to retire after making it- his performance showed that he still had plenty to offer- even when not playing the main romantic lead. And it's also sad to think of the premature demise of Grant's co-star Jim Hutton- who had such a marvellous gift for light comedy and who he died far too young at the age of 45 in 1979. Hutton will probably most be remembered for his definitive portray of Ellery Queen in the wonderful 1970s TV series- but he puts in his usual five-star performance in Walk Don't Run too. All in all, I thoroughly recommend this film- you'll have a warm glow inside you at the end of it.


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