| LOVE ON THE RUN
1936 Metro Goldwyn-Mayer
Produced by Joseph L. Mankrewtcz.
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke.
Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manual Seff and Gladys Hurlbut.
From the story by Alan Green and Julian Brodie.
Cameraman: Oliver T. Marsh.
Costumes by Adrian.
Editor: Frank Sullivan.
Release date: November 17, 1936.
Running time: 81 minutes.
CAST: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen, Mona Barrie, Ivan Lebedeff, Charles Judels, William Dematest.
SYNOPSIS: Sally Parker (Joan Crawford), a beautiful American heiress living abroad, leaves her bridegroom-elect, Prince Igor (Ivan Lebedeff) of Taltnka, at the altar and takes refuge in her hotel suite. Michael Anthony (Clark Cable), a newspaper correspondent, who has been sent to cover the wedding, promises to get her out of the hotel unnoticed.
Barney Pells (Pranchot Tone), writer for a rival paper, is interviewing Baron Spandetmann (Reginald Owen), 'who with the Baroness (Mona Barrie) is to embark on a stratosphere flying excursion. They are stopping in the same hotel. Michael - steals their flying suits, and he and Sally put them on and leave the hotel. They arc escorted to the flying field, by a crowd under the impression that they are the distinguished flying pair. Just before take-off, a man thrusts a bouquet of flower's at them. Sally discovers a plan of British fortifications in the bouquet and they realize that the Baron is a dangerous spy.
They make a rather poor landing in the French countryside, and realizing that the spies will soon be after them, they disguise themselves as peasants and go into Paris. Michael cables their story to his paper without Sally's knowledge. That night they hide out in an old palace and confess their mutual love. But the next morning, upon seeing a newspaper, Sally realizes that Michael is capitalizing on their adventures. They quarrel bitterly, and when Barney arrives en the scene she leaves with him, deciding to get even with Michael by letting Barney in on the story too. They start for Nice on the train and are followed by the Baron and Baroness who throw Barney off and capture Sally.
Barney makes his way back to Paris and finds Michael and tells him that Sally
is in danger. Michael locates the Baron and Sally in Nice only to become the
Baron's prisoner. They are taken to a farmhouse where a plane is being warmed
up for a getaway. Barney sneaks in and finds Michael