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Run for the Sun (UA 1956, Richard Widmark, Jane Greer)

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This modern updating of the popular 1932 thriller The Most Dangerous Game, stars Richard Widmark as a famous writer whose Mexican seclusion is interrupted by an investigative journalist (Jane Greer) who tracks him down for an interview. After falling in love the pair also fall into the hands of a pair of war criminals (Trevor Howard and Peter Van Eyck) who decide to hunt them like animals through the steamy inhospitable jungle.

Run for the Sun was the first film released by the Russ-Field Corporation production company, a company formed by actress Jane Russell and her husband at the time, Bob Waterfield.

production details
USA | United Artists | 99 minutes | 1956

Director: Roy Boulting
Producer: Harry Tatelman
Cinematography: Joseph La Shelle
Editor: Frederic Knudtson
Music: Frederick Steiner
Script: Roy Boulting, Dudley Nichols
Art Direction: Al Y’Barra

cast
Richard Widmark as Michael ‘Mike’ Latimer
Peter van Eyck as Dr. Van Anders / Col. Wilham Von Andre
Trevor Howard as Browne
Jane Greer as Katherine ‘Katie’ Connors
Juan García as Fernandez
José Antonio Carbajal as Paco
José Chávez as Pedro
Guillermo Calles as Paco
Margarito Luna as Gran-Hotel Proprietor
Guillermo Bravo Sosa as Gran-Hotel Waiter
Enedina Díaz de León as Paco’s Wife

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