Romance on the Run

Romance on the Run

Donald Woods
Director: Gus Meins Cast: Donald Woods
Donald Woods
, Patricia Ellis
Patricia Ellis
, Grace Bradley
Grace Bradley
Gus Meins


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Though its title suggests yet another rip-off of It Happened One Night, Republic's Romance on the Run is more accurately classifed as a crime caper comedy. Private detective Barry Drake (Donald Woods) gives chase when jewel thieves Lily (Grace Bradley) and Cooper (Craig Reynolds) skip town and high-tail it to the sticks. Along the way, Drake begrudgingly accepts the help and advice of dizzy Dale (Patricia Ellis), with whom he falls in love (hence the film's title). Much of the film takes place in hillbilly country, with Drake and Dale running afoul of comic-strip hillbillies. Edward Brophy has a few choice moments as a dyspeptic gangster. Romance on the Run was directed by Gus Meins, a graduate of the "Our Gang" comedies.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827167524
Original Release: 1938
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 48,324

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Woods Barry Drake
Patricia Ellis Dale
Grace Bradley Lily Lamont
Edward S. Brophy Whitey
William Demarest Eckbart
Craig Reynolds Cooper
Andrew Tombes Ridgeway
Bert Roach Happy Drunk
Leon Weaver Pappy Hatfield
Edwin Maxwell Mondoon
Granville Bates Phelps
Jean Joyce Dolly
Georgia Simmons Ms. Hatfield

Technical Credits
Gus Meins Director
Alberto Colombo Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Lawrence Songwriter
Ernest W. Miller Cinematographer
Ernest Nims Editor
Irene Saltern Costumes/Costume Designer
Herman Schlom Producer
Ernest Sims Editor
Eric Taylor Screenwriter
Peter Tinturin Songwriter
Jack Townley Screenwriter

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