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You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

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95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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 ...See moreEllen (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 See less
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Samuel Hopkins Adams (story "Night Bus") | Claude Binyon | Robert Riskin (earlier screenplay) (screenplay)
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$3,161,000
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Oct 31, 1956 (United States)

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57 cast members
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June Allyson
Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews   See fewer
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Jack Lemmon
Peter Warne Peter Warne   See fewer
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Charles Bickford
A.A. Andrews A.A. Andrews   See fewer
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Paul Gilbert
George Shapely George Shapely   See fewer
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Jim Backus
Danker Danker   See fewer
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Stubby Kaye
Fred Toten Fred Toten   See fewer
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Henny Youngman
First Driver First Driver   See fewer
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Allyn Joslyn
Joe Gordon, Editor Joe Gordon, Editor   See fewer
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Jacques Scott
Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino Jacques 'Jack' Ballarino   See fewer
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Walter Baldwin
1st Proprietor 1st Proprietor   See fewer
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The Four Aces
Vocal Quartette Vocal Quartette   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Billings, Andrews' Secretary Billings, Andrews' Secretary   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
First Hotel Proprietor First Hotel Proprietor   See fewer
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Raymond Greenleaf
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Howard McNear
Vernon, Second proprietor Vernon, Second proprietor   See fewer
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Elvia Allman
Ma, Vernon's Wife Ma, Vernon's Wife   See fewer
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Edwin Chandler
TV Announcer TV Announcer   See fewer
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Jack Albertson
Third Proprietor Third Proprietor   See fewer
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Queenie Smith
Elderly Lady Elderly Lady   See fewer
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William Forrest
Captain (replaced by Russell Hicks) (scenes deleted) Captain (replaced by Russell Hicks) (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Steve Benton
Second Driver Second Driver   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Norville, the Butler Norville, the Butler   See fewer
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Herb Vigran
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Larry J. Blake
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Leonard Bremen
Bartender (scenes deleted) Bartender (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Guy Wilkerson
Herdsman (scenes deleted) Herdsman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Leon Alton
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
TV Reporter (uncredited) TV Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Ball
Groomsman (uncredited) Groomsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Madge Blake
Proprietor's Wife (uncredited) Proprietor's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barrie Chase
Western Union Girl (uncredited) Western Union Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beulah Christian
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elaine Edwards
Agnes (uncredited) Agnes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
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Adolph Faylauer
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James Gonzalez
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
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Sam Harris
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Russell Hicks
Ship Captain (uncredited) Ship Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Karnes
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rusty Kayser
Bridesmaid (uncredited) Bridesmaid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Dispatcher (uncredited) Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Marlowe
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Martinez
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Photographer at Wedding (uncredited) Photographer at Wedding (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monty O'Grady
Groomsman (uncredited) Groomsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thurl Ravenscroft
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leoda Richards
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Don Ross
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Bob Stevens
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Arthur Tovey
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Cecil Weston
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6 / 10 | 430 votes