Love on the Run (1936)




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In this film, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone play rival journalists who travel the length and breadth of Europe to outscoop one another. Joan Crawford portrays a madcap heiress who is engaged to marry fortune-hunting Ivan Lebedeff. However, Crawford seeks out Gable's help to escape her impending marriage with Lebedeff.
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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Joan Crawford
as Sally Parker
Clark Gable
as Michael Anthony
Franchot Tone
as Barnabus W. Pells
Reginald Owen
as Baron Otto Spandermann
Mona Barrie
as Baronness
Mona Maris
as Baroness Hilda Spandermann
Ivan Lebedeff
as Prince Igor
Charles Judels
as Lieutenant of Police
William Demarest
as Lees Berger
Dewey Robinson
as Italian Father
Bobs Watson
as Italian Boy
Betty Jane Graham
as Italian Girl
Charles Trowbridge
as Express Company Manager
George Davis
as Sergeant of Police
Donald Meek
as Palace Caretaker
Harry Allen
as Chauffeur
James B. Carson
as French Waiter
Billy Gilbert
as Cafe Manager
Reynolds Denniston
as Insp. McCaskill
Egon Brecher
as Dr. Gorsay
Bobby Watson
as Italian Boy
Richard Lancaster
as English News Photographer
Elsa Buchanan
as English Department Store Girl
Viola Moore
as English Department Store Girl
Iris Moore
as English Department Store Girl
Nanette Lafayette
as French Maid
Donald Kerr
as Movie Cameraman
Norman Ainsley
as Newspaper Reporter
Jimmy Aubrey
as Airplane Mechanic
Charles Irwin
as Movie Camerama
Robert Cory
as Assistant to Inspector McCaskill
Gunnis Davis
as Hotel Elevator Man
Douglas Gordon
as Cockney Comic Chauffeur
Frank Du Frane
as Assistant to Editor
John Power
as English Major-Domo
C. Montague Shaw
as Motel Manager
Yorke Sherwood
as London Bobby
Tom Herbert
as Comic Taxi Driver
Alice Ardell
as French Maid
Joseph P. Mack
as Hack Driver
Duke York
as Paul, Baron's Chauffeur
Joe Mack
as Hack Driver
Agostino Borgato
as French Comptroller
Fred Cavens
as French Waiter
Fred Malatesta
as French Waiter
Gennaro Curci
as French Train Announcer
Alphonse Martell
as French Spy
Frank Mayo
as Traveling Man
Frank Puglia
as Waiter
Genaro Spagnoli
as French Taxi Driver
Jacques Vanaire
as French Telegraph Operator
Otto H. Fries
as Mechanic
Robert Du Couedic
as French Clerk
André de Beranger
as Comedy Reactionary
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Critic Reviews for Love on the Run

All Critics (5)

Though the plot line is thin, the presence of Crawford and Gable make it watchable.

Full Review… | September 5, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Charming romantic comedy with the stars at their peak.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

1979 film serves more as a summation of Doniel's life, as nearly half of the film consists of flashbacks to the previous four films

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
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August 11, 2005

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April 9, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Love on the Run

Breezy yarn with Gable at home as the slick reporter who isn't above a deception or two. Joan is chic and relaxed but Franchot is the poor snook once again.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

a 'it happened one night" knock off though the plot line is thin, the presence of Crawford and Gable make it watchable.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Love On The Run (1936) W.S. Van Dyke, who's famous for doing great madcap romantic screwball comedies, like the Thin Man series, did an okay job with this one too. Crawford and Tone were recently married in real life and Gable has been friends (and more) with Crawford for many years. Two competing reporters, Michael Anthony (Clark Gable) and Barnabas Pells (Franchot Tone) chase down the story of a runaway heiress Sally Parker (Joan Crawford) who recently married and then jilted a European Prince Igor (Ivan Lebedeff). Naturally, you know that Sally is going to fall in love with Michael despite her hating reporters. Barnabas is slowly catching up. Later they meet the Baron and Baroness Spandemann (Reginad Owen and Mona Barrie) who, as it turns out, are international (Nazi?) spies. Then the story veers off into a totally different direction.

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

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