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The Runaround (1946)

Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Sam Hellman, Arthur T. Horman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ella Raines ... Penelope 'Annabelle' Hampton
Rod Cameron ... Eddie J. Kildane
Broderick Crawford ... Louis Prentiss
Frank McHugh ... Wally Quayle
George Cleveland ... Feenan the cabbie
Joan Shawlee ... Mamie 'Baby' Willis (as Joan Fulton)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Norman Hampton
Joe Sawyer ... Hutchins
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Mildred Hampton
Dave Willock ... Hubert 'Billy' Willis
Charles Coleman ... Butler
Jack Overman ... Cusack
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Storyline

Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anche oggi è primavera See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Eddie J. Kildane: I only put my arms around you and held you to see if you were still breathing!
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Connections

Remake of Het gebeurde op 'n avond (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
Written by Walter Donaldson & George Whiting
Whistled by Rod Cameron
Sung acapella by Ella Raines
Used frequently as background music
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Well worth you're while!!
20 May 2008 | by rapzzSee all my reviews

One of the most under rated comedies in all of moviedom. It's riveting throughout. The script is marvelous. Rod Cameron is great. Ella Raines is, well, Ella Raines - gorgeous, sexy, witty, talented, etc., etc., etc!!!! Broderick Crawford, never one of my favorite actors, is excellent in this flick. Too bad he couldn't have maintained this image in his later work...

I love to spring this movie on "sophisticated" visitors to our home and watch their emotions change from "well I'm not to sure of this" to one of "Wow, this a really something!!" There are some interesting plot twists during the movie; and I'll not reveal the hilarious ending. You'll never guess the ending in advance.

A hard to come by movie, especially a good copy, but well worth the effort to find. Fast paced, funny, entertaining!! One of my all time favorites..


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