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Walk Don't Run [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 5375435
  • Release Date: 04/29/2003
  • Rating: NR
Cary Grant made his last film appearance before retiring from the screen in this agreeable piece of fluff based on the 1943 comedy The More the Merrier, which dealt with the romantic complications inherent in the housing shortage in Washington D.C. during World War II. In Walk, Don't Run, the story is updated to a housing shortage in Tokyo during the Olympic Games of 1966. British industrialist Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) arrives in Tokyo two days before the start of the games and cannot find any suitable accommodations. As a result, he answers an ad for an "apartment to share" and convinces the occupant, Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar), to rent a room to him. The next day he meets the handsome Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), a member of the United States Olympic walking team. Steve also needs a room and convinces Christine to take him on as a second tenant. After meeting Christine's pompous fiancé, Julius D. Haversack (John Standing), Rutland begins to ply his matchmaking skills in an effort to get Christine and Steve to fall in love with each other.
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    Special Features


    • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
    • Remastered in high definition
    • Widescreen and full screen presentations
    • Audio: English
    • Subtitles: English, French, Japanese
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selections
    • Closed Captioned

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    Walk, Don't Run
    Cary Grant made his last film appearance before retiring from the screen in this agreeable piece of fluff based on the 1943 comedy The More the Merrier, which dealt with the romantic complications inherent in the housing shortage in Washington D.C. during World War II. In Walk, Don't Run, the story is updated to a housing shortage in Tokyo during the Olympic Games of 1964. British industrialist Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) arrives in Tokyo two days before the start of the games and cannot find any suitable accommodations. As a result, he answers an ad for an "apartment to share" and convinces the occupant, Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar), to rent a room to him. The next day he meets the handsome Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), a member of the United States Olympic walking team. Steve also needs a room and convinces Christine to take him on as a second tenant. After meeting Christine's pompous fiancé, Julius D. Haversack (John Standing), Rutland begins to ply his matchmaking skills in an effort to get Christine and Steve to fall in love with each other. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Cary Grant
      Cary Grant - Sir William Rutland
    • Samantha Eggar
      Samantha Eggar - Christine Easton
    • Jim Hutton
      Jim Hutton - Steve Davis
    • John Standing
      John Standing - Julius P. Haversack
    • Miiko Taka
      Miiko Taka - Aiko Kurawa



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must Have For Cary Grant Fans!

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      erinblondie

      This movie features the late, great Cary Grant in his final on-screen performance. This delightful comedy is set in Japan during the Olympics. Grant plays a diplomat visiting Japan two days earlier than planned with no place to stay. He finds an advertisement for an apartment and charms his way into the lives of Christine Easton and Steve Davis. Grant takes on the role of matchmaker for the pair. I really enjoyed this movie. It's one of those movies I can watch over and over again. I loved it when Grant was humming the theme song to Charade and singing "An Affair to Remember" in the shower. You can even see George Takei in a minor role!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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