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Run For The Sun


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  • Actors: Richard Widmark, Jane Greer, Trevor Howard
  • Directors: Roy Boulting
  • Writers: Roy Boulting, Richard Connell, Dudley Nichols
  • Producers: Harry Tatelman, Robert Waterfield, Jane Russell
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007MS6OH6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,031 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An author (Richard Widmark) and a magazine writer (Jane Greer) crash in the Mexican jungle and find themselves the subject of a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a wanted war criminal (Peter Van Eyck) and a British traitor (Trevor Howard).

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Make sure you're getting a copy that will play on U.S. machines!
Bob the Cartoonist
This is a great, old-fashioned adventure thriller with terrific locaton filming which adds a real air of authenticity to the whole proceedings.
Drosophila
Richard Widmark interesting and good as always -- great personality, good acting.
Niels Menko

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bob the Cartoonist on September 15, 2011
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For many, many years this was my all-time favorite movie! As time went by, so many other great action movies came out that this one moved done my list a bit, but it's STILL near the top...and I own over 2000 movies, and see about three new ones per week....so that's saying quite a bit. This is directed by Roy Boulting (who was Hayley Mills' first husband), but like many of Alfred Hitchcock's movies, this film tells the story of one man facing the odds alone! It's the story of a famous award winning writer, who after the war (WWII) decides he wants to get away from the rat race and goes to central Mexico to get away from all the hub-bub of the business world. A woman journalist is sent by her famous magazine employer to try and track him down and get his 'story' on why he disappeared like he did. She finds him and he is allusive as ever and won't cooperate with her wishes for his story. They're attracted to each other, but she finally gives up on her story and he agrees to fly her to Mexico City in his old Piper Cub plane, so she can go back to New York City. But her magnetic note pad in her purse fouls the plane's compass and then all hell breaks loose! I won't go into details, but what follows is a FABULOUS story and the details are amazing. She learns more about his war past and their adventure together is incredibly exciting!

By the way, I've looked for this movie for literally DECADES on VHS and I've NEVER been able to find a commercial copy anywhere! My only copy was a homemade VHS I taped off of TBS Atlanta. Crappy copy, with commercials still in it! I FINALLY saw this Spanish/Mexican DVD on Amazon, which is totally all in English and great quality! It plays on all my DVD players and is wide screen. Make sure you're getting a copy that will play on U.S. machines!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Tilton on December 13, 2007
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Another Great Classic worthy of any collection... holds up through the years for action and adventure... which it would come out in U.S. Region format soon.....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian on April 27, 2013
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A favorable variation on the madman-hunting-humans theme from British director Roy Boulting, 'Run for the Sun' (1956) succeeds for the most part as an efficient little Technicolor thriller/adventure. A well thought-out backstory, smart characters, and a dash of romantic tension make for a more plausible framework than other entries in the genre, and performances, particularly Trevor Howard and Peter van Eyck as exiled ex-Nazi in-laws bent on keeping nosy Richard Widmark and Jane Greer from exposing their past affiliations, elevate a pleasingly pulpy script (co-written by Dudley Nichols). Nice photography (shot on location in Mexico and presented in Superscope!) adds the right touch of visual texture. 3 1/2 stars.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Drosophila on May 6, 2008
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This is a great, old-fashioned adventure thriller with terrific locaton filming which adds a real air of authenticity to the whole proceedings. The DVD is bare-bones but great quality - anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 taken from a very nice, sharp, colourful print free of defects.

If you love old British adventure movies like this and "Northwest Frontier", check this one out. It's dirty, sweaty and gritty, and always entertaining.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Glenn W. Briggs on June 5, 2013
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It took years to find this rare Richard Widmark adventure, and to find it to be in visually flawless condition, a great pleasure! The story is perhaps a mild takeoff on the famous story, "The Most Dangerous Game," but it is certainly "its own story," and is well worth owning for Widmark fans. Being able to find this one, and "The Last Wagon," almost rounds out my favorite Widmark films.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eugene A. Conroy on June 2, 2013
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I saw this film upon its initial release when I was a kid in the 50's. I liked it then and it hasn't lost too much in the intervening years. A remake of "The Most Dangerous Game" it was shot in Mexico and really has that "on location in the wilds" look. This film brought actress Jane Greer out of retirement and consequently nearly ended her life. She smashed her tailbone while doing stunt work in the rapids, breaking the skin. A day later after filming in fetid swamp water she developed a painful condition that not only hampered her for years, but after 5 years the then unknown virus ultimately marshaled its attack on her heart. No less than famed heart surgeon Michael DeBakey performed a delicate 4 hour operation to remove all remnants of this virus giving her a full recovery. The film is worth a look, however I was disappointed that MGM released this video in a 2.0 aspect ratio instead of the 2.35 that it was originally filmed in. (The reason I give it 3 stars instead of 4.) I've seen it on Turner Classic Movies in something approximating its original aspect ratio so I would assume with a little more diligence this could have been achieved. I suppose MGM just doesn't want to spend the time (or money) on something that's not likely to find a big enough audience. To bad, it is a decent enough film in the mold of "they don't make 'em like that anymore" and worth a better effort than given here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By goodreads on August 15, 2013
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I haven't seen this movie for years and years; it's still as great as I remembered! I've always enjoyed Richard Widmark's acting ability.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dwight Logan on June 15, 2013
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Richard Widwark does a great job in this jungle adventure. A little different with the setting for this movie, but decent acting with good villians.
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