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Running Scared (1972)

| Drama | May 1972 (UK)
When an undergraduate commits suicide, his best friend Tom Betancourt is sent down from university because he did nothing to prevent the death, which he felt was a choice his friend had a right to make.

Director:

David Hemmings

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Hugo Butler (adaptation), Clive Exton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Robert Powell ... Tom Betancourt
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Ellen Case
Barry Morse ... Mr. Case
Stephanie Bidmead Stephanie Bidmead ... Mrs. Case
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Mr. Betancourt
Maxine Audley ... Mrs. Betancourt
Georgia Brown ... Sarah
Ben Howard Ben Howard ... Charlie
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ... John
John Bailey ... Inspector
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Dean
Terrence Hardiman ... Doctor
Bernard Kay ... Mr. Willis
Andy Bradford ... Casey
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Porter
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An undergraduate, "Casey" Case, commits suicide in his college rooms, watched by his best friend Tom, who respects his right to end his life and does nothing to stop him. Soon afterwards, Tom receives an angry letter from Casey's sister, Ellen, whom he has never met, enclosing a bullet with which, she sarcastically suggests, he too can kill himself. Sent down from university, Tom becomes intrigued by the Case family and, posing under a false name, makes their acquaintance. To his own surprise, he finds himself falling in love with Ellen; but does she know who he really is? Written by anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1972 (UK) See more »

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Wigan-Hemmings-O'Toole See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Not brilliant but definitely watchable.
28 February 2002 | by anglia62See all my reviews

I personally enjoyed this film as I was there at the making of it. The first car I owned was in it as was my Grandfather. I would love to get a copy of this film so if anyone knows how I can obtain one please let me know.


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