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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

On This Day...Walk, Don't Run (1966)

This date saw the release of Cary Grant's 72nd full length feature film, and his last. 

Due to the birth of his only child, Jennifer, he never returned to the screen again.

Grant plays Sir William Rutland, an English industrialist, who arrives Tokyo during the 1964 Olympics two days early.

With Samantha Eggar.

This means that he struggles to find accommodation, until he talks Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar) into sharing her apartment. Then, he meets Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), an American athlete in the same predicament and manages to include him in the living arrangements!

With Jim Hutton and Samantha Eggar.

After completing, Charade, two years earlier with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant felt he was too old to play the romantic leads and so in his final film he is the catalyst for the romance between his two younger co-stars.

In his final scene on film.

"Too long as are most comedies today, Walk Don't Run seems to take its title far too literally; but there are several very funny sequences, a jaunty score by Quincy Jones, and the unflawed elegance of Mr. Grant." - The Saturday Review

One of my favourite scenes is Cary Grant making coffee...and if you recognise the tune he is whistling its because it is the theme from Charade!

Oh and second place...

Press release photographs.

With George Takei.

On location with Samantha Eggar


William Rutland                    Cary Grant
Christine Easton                    Samantha Eggar
Steve Davis                           Jim Hutton
Julius P. Haversack               John Standing
Aiko Kurawa                         Miiko Taka
Yuri Andreyovitch                 Ted Hartley
Dimitri                                  Ben Astar
Police Captain                      George Takei
Mr. Kurawa                          Teru Shimada
Mrs. Kurawa                         Lois Kiuchi

Behind the scenes!

Lobby Cards:

Full Set of Lobby Cards.

Directed by Charles Walters.
Distributed by Columbia Picture.
Produced by Granley Company (Set up by Cary Grant)
Running time: 114 minutes.