Run for the Sun (1956)

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In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.



  • Richard Widmark and Jane Greer in Run for the Sun (1956)
  • Richard Widmark and Jane Greer in Run for the Sun (1956)
  • Peter van Eyck in Run for the Sun (1956)
  • Run for the Sun (1956)
  • Richard Widmark and Trevor Howard in Run for the Sun (1956)
  • Richard Widmark and Jane Greer in Run for the Sun (1956)

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21 October 2005 | bkoganbing
| Run With Dick and Jane
Richard Widmark, a Hemingway type writer who craves the solitude of J.D. Salinger, is found in an obscure Mexican village by Jane Greer. Jane's a reporter for a tattletale magazine, but Widmark doesn't find this out till they've started kanoodling. He offers to fly her back to Mexico City.

While enroute they go off course and crash in the jungle. They come upon an Englishman and a Dutch archaeologist, so they say. In reality it's a diplomat who was a member of the pro-Nazi Cliveden set and who defected during World War II. The Dutchman with him is really a former Wehrmacht high officer and his brother-in-law.

Trevor Howard and Peter Van Eyck don't want word of their secret to get out so Widmark and Greer have to die. Now starts the chase through the jungle like The Most Dangerous Game.

Of course this is a remake of that film, but the characters are a bit more complex. Widmark's an alcoholic writer who craves his privacy as much as Howard and Van Eyck do. Greer's a reporter who's gone after Widmark's story and now has an even bigger one potentially.

In the original film it was more of a morality play. Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks were certainly classical hero and villain respectively and Fay Wray was not the independent woman that Greer is.

Still this is a good remake helped a lot by the outdoor locations instead of RKO's backlot jungle.

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