Walk, Don't Run (1966)

114 mins | Comedy | 1966

Director:

Charles Walters

Producer:

Sol C. Siegel

Cinematographer:

Harry Stradling

Production Designer:

Joseph C. Wright

Production Company:

Walk Co.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Japan. The film is a remake of The More the Merrier (1943, Columbia). ...

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Location scenes filmed in Japan. The film is a remake of The More the Merrier (1943, Columbia).

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PERSONAL & COMPANY INDEX CREDITS
CREDIT
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Sol C. Siegel Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Scr
Robert Russell
Scr
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Joe Wright
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Unit prod mgr
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 29 Jun 1966
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Walk Co.
1 July 1966
LP32867
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
114
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

British industrialist Sir William Rutland arrives in Tokyo 2 days earlier than expected during the Olympic Games and finds it impossible to get hotel accommodations. Desperate, he answers an "apartment to share" advertisement and persuades the occupant, Christine Easton, to rent him her sitting room. The following day he meets Steve Davis, a member of the United States Olympic walking team. Steve has arrived early in order to study Japan's architecture, and he also needs a room. After persuading Christine to take on a second lodger, Rutland puts his matchmaking talents into action--particularly after he meets Christine's pompous and boring fiancé, Julius D. Haversack. Everything goes according to Rutland's plans until Christine overhears the two lodgers candidly discuss her virtue. When she orders them out, Rutland persuades her that it is her patriotic duty to allow Steve to remain until the games are over. Meanwhile, a Soviet security agent has become convinced that Steve and Christine are spies; and he has them arrested. Rutland bails them out, but Haversack feels certain his diplomatic career will be ruined unless the information about Steve sharing Christine's apartment can be struck from the official police records. The resourceful Rutland not only makes the necessary arrangements (he negotiates a marriage of convenience for Steve and Christine) but also sees that the couple are left alone long enough to admit they love each other. Content that he has completed his job as Cupid, Rutland returns to London to celebrate his 25th wedding ...

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British industrialist Sir William Rutland arrives in Tokyo 2 days earlier than expected during the Olympic Games and finds it impossible to get hotel accommodations. Desperate, he answers an "apartment to share" advertisement and persuades the occupant, Christine Easton, to rent him her sitting room. The following day he meets Steve Davis, a member of the United States Olympic walking team. Steve has arrived early in order to study Japan's architecture, and he also needs a room. After persuading Christine to take on a second lodger, Rutland puts his matchmaking talents into action--particularly after he meets Christine's pompous and boring fiancé, Julius D. Haversack. Everything goes according to Rutland's plans until Christine overhears the two lodgers candidly discuss her virtue. When she orders them out, Rutland persuades her that it is her patriotic duty to allow Steve to remain until the games are over. Meanwhile, a Soviet security agent has become convinced that Steve and Christine are spies; and he has them arrested. Rutland bails them out, but Haversack feels certain his diplomatic career will be ruined unless the information about Steve sharing Christine's apartment can be struck from the official police records. The resourceful Rutland not only makes the necessary arrangements (he negotiates a marriage of convenience for Steve and Christine) but also sees that the couple are left alone long enough to admit they love each other. Content that he has completed his job as Cupid, Rutland returns to London to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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