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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 »

Director:

Dick Powell

Writers:

Samuel Hopkins Adams (story "Night Bus"), Claude Binyon | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Allyson ... Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
Jack Lemmon ... Peter Warne
Charles Bickford ... A.A. Andrews
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... George Shapely
Jim Backus ... Danker
Stubby Kaye ... Fred Toten
Henny Youngman ... First Driver
Allyn Joslyn ... Joe Gordon, Editor
Jacques Scott Jacques Scott ... Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino
Walter Baldwin ... 1st Proprietor
The Four Aces The Four Aces ... Vocal Quartette
Byron Foulger ... Billings, Andrews' Secretary
Richard H. Cutting ... First Hotel Proprietor
Louise Beavers ... Maid
Raymond Greenleaf ... Minister
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ohne Liebe geht es nicht See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,161,000
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake/musical adaptation of It Happened One Night (1934) from the same story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams and screenplay by Robert Riskin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DuckTales: A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill! (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Temporarily
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon
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Bad idea, decent songs
9 March 2010 | by gerdeen-1See all my reviews

Any fool should have known that a remake of "It Happened One Night" would not measure up, but somebody had to prove it. Jack Lemmon and June Allyson don't have anything like the chemistry that Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert had in the original, and Allyson is really miscast as a naive young heiress.

Still, I'm glad that "You Can't Run Away From It" is a musical remake, because the songs are fairly good, even if they're not the best ever written by the team of DePaul and Mercer. The title song is as memorable -- and hummable -- as many an overdone pop standard, and all the others are at least pleasant. So things could have been worse.


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