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Love on the Run

Crowded with ludicrous situations, considerable action and popular gagging, the film is lightweight and synthetic. In the hands of less capable studio people, many of the more absurd proceedings might have been pretty hard to stomach.

Cast:
Joan Crawford Clark Gable Franchot Tone Reginald Owen Mona Barrie Donald Meek

Crowded with ludicrous situations, considerable action and popular gagging, the film is lightweight and synthetic. In the hands of less capable studio people, many of the more absurd proceedings might have been pretty hard to stomach.

Story [by Alan Green and Julian Brodie] early pits Franchot Tone and Clark Gable as rival scribes working in England for American newspapers. Gable, as usual outwitting the slower-moving Tone, promises to fill the void in the life of Joan Crawford, the abused heiress, who has deserted a titled fortune-seeker at the altar. The newspaperman sees the makings of a great series of articles depicting the rich femme’s reactions to real romance.

Reginald Owen is sufficiently ingratiating as the suave spy chief while Mona Barrie contributes a nice job as wife and principal assistant. Donald Meek strains hard to make a nitwit caretaker part humorous.

Love on the Run

Production: M-G-M. Director W.S. Van Dyke; Producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Screenplay John Lee Martin, Manuel Seff, Gladys Hurlbut; Camera Oliver T. Marsh; Editor Frank Sullivan; Music Franz Waxman; Art Director Cedric Gibbons

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1936. Running time: 70 MIN.

With: Joan Crawford Clark Gable Franchot Tone Reginald Owen Mona Barrie Donald Meek

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