Romance on the Run [DVD] [1938]

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Romance on the Run
Though its title suggests yet another rip-off of It Happened One Night, Republic's Romance on the Run is more accurately classifed as a crime caper comedy. Private detective Barry Drake (Donald Woods) gives chase when jewel thieves Lily (Grace Bradley) and Cooper (Craig Reynolds) skip town and high-tail it to the sticks. Along the way, Drake begrudgingly accepts the help and advice of dizzy Dale (Patricia Ellis), with whom he falls in love (hence the film's title). Much of the film takes place in hillbilly country, with Drake and Dale running afoul of comic-strip hillbillies. Edward Brophy has a few choice moments as a dyspeptic gangster. Romance on the Run was directed by Gus Meins, a graduate of the "Our Gang" comedies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Donald Woods
    Donald Woods - Barry Drake
  • Patricia Ellis
    Patricia Ellis - Dale
  • Grace Bradley
    Grace Bradley - Lily Lamont
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    Edward S. Brophy - Whitey
  • William Demarest
    William Demarest - Eckbart
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