The Runaway Bride (1930)

Melodrama | 4 May 1930

Director:

Donald Crisp

Writer:

Jane Murfin

Cinematographer:

Leo Tover

Editor:

Archie Marshek

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 May 1930.
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New York Times
17 May 1930
p. 21.
Variety
21 May 1930
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
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FILM EDITOR
Film ed
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Cooking Her Goose by Lolita Ann Westman and H. H. Van Loan (Los Angeles, 13 Oct 1929).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1319
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,234
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Gray and Dick Mercer, who have eloped to Atlantic City, take a hotel room previously occupied by thief "Red" Dugan, who sneaks stolen pearls into Mary's handbag; a policeman appears, and in an ensuing gunbattle both Red and the policeman are mortally wounded. Clara, a chambermaid in league with the thieves, liberates Mary for a price and forces her into reporting to Mr. Blaine as a cook. Meanwhile, her fiancé, along with Clara, is arraigned, but both are released. While Dick makes insinuations about Mary's presence in Blaine's home, Clara retrieves the pearls and Mary is abducted. Blaine rescues Mary from a fake hospital where the gang is holding her captive, and they escape just as the police appear to round up the ... +


Mary Gray and Dick Mercer, who have eloped to Atlantic City, take a hotel room previously occupied by thief "Red" Dugan, who sneaks stolen pearls into Mary's handbag; a policeman appears, and in an ensuing gunbattle both Red and the policeman are mortally wounded. Clara, a chambermaid in league with the thieves, liberates Mary for a price and forces her into reporting to Mr. Blaine as a cook. Meanwhile, her fiancé, along with Clara, is arraigned, but both are released. While Dick makes insinuations about Mary's presence in Blaine's home, Clara retrieves the pearls and Mary is abducted. Blaine rescues Mary from a fake hospital where the gang is holding her captive, and they escape just as the police appear to round up the gangsters. +

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