You Can't Run Away From It

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"The funniest movie in maybe 20 years!"
  • NR
  • 1956
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.9  (570)

You Can't Run Away From It is a 1956 romantic comedy film starring June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, and Charles Bickford. The movie is a remake of the 1934 romantic comedy It Happened One Night, and it's directed by famed director Dick Powell. The film focuses on a spoiled rich heiress named Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) who has just eloped with her new husband, King Wesdell (Ross Elliott), much to the chagrin of her wealthy father (Charles Bickford), who wants her to marry a more suitable man. Now, Ellie is determined to get to New York City where she plans to reunite with her husband and start their new life together. However, she soon discovers that King's father has hired private detectives to track her down and bring her back home.

While on a Greyhound bus heading east, Ellie meets a charming newspaper reporter named Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon), who is looking for a story to help him get his job back. Peter recognizes Ellie from a photo in the newspaper and decides to help her out in exchange for an exclusive story about her elopement. Ellie initially resists Peter's charm and attempts to escape him several times, but eventually, the two begin to develop a rapport as they travel together towards New York City.

As the journey progresses, Peter and Ellie face many adventures, including stolen bus tickets, a night spent in a hayloft, and a wild ride on a stolen boat. Along the way, Peter teaches Ellie about life and love and helps her discover who she truly is. Meanwhile, Ellie begins to fall for Peter, who is also starting to develop feelings for her.

Despite their growing feelings, Ellie's husband and father continue to pursue them, and things come to a head when they both catch up with the pair in New York City. The film builds towards a dramatic conclusion as Ellie realizes where her true happiness lies and must decide whether to follow her heart or stay with her wealthy lifestyle.

Overall, You Can't Run Away From It is a charming and humorous romantic comedy that showcases the chemistry between June Allyson and Jack Lemmon. The film captures the spirit of the original while updating the story for a modern audience. It's a delightful reminder of the golden age of Hollywood rom-coms, with plenty of laughs and heart throughout.

You Can't Run Away From It is a 1956 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (570)