Showing posts with label Walk Don't Run. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Walk Don't Run. Show all posts

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Walk, Don't Run (1966)

      "...a light, bright touch and a debonair smile..."

With George Takei, John Standing, Jim Hutton and Samantha Eggar.

Walk, Don't Run - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):

"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.  With a light, bright touch and a debonair smile, he gives the film the happy sheen of charade that must never be taken seriously.  It almost works."

Arthur Knight, The Saturday Review

New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -
Number 72 - Walk, Don't Run (Lobby Card Style)

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Quote From Today... Walk, Don't Run (1966)

"I wouldn't know what to do in the 
bathroom all day!"

With Jim Hutton.

Walk, Don't Run was Cary Grant's 72nd, and last, full length feature film. 

Christine Easton: After 7:45, you can have the bathroom all day if you'd like.

Sir William Rutland: I wouldn't know what to do in the bathroom all day!

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.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

The 1960's...

The 1960's saw the lowest number of Cary Grant films released; only five!

In 1966, Cary Grant, retired from film making to look after his "greatest production", his daughter Jennifer.

The Grass is Greener 1961

That Touch of Mink 1962

Charade 1963

Father Goose 1964

Walk, Don't Run! 1966

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Now wait a minute! You look familiar...

They say that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

Below are some of Cary Grant's films that were either remakes or remade.

My Favorite Wife:

My Favourite Wife (1940) later in 1963 became Move Over Darling, with Doris Day and James Garner.


Notorious (1946) was the basis for the story in Mission Impossible 2 (2000)
Even the horse race was kept in!


Charade (1963) was remade as The Truth About Charlie in (2002)
The remake stars Mark Wahlberg and Tim Robbins.

An Affair to Remember:

Love Affair (1939) was remade as An Affair to Remember (1957) and again as Love Affair (1994)
Leo McCarey directed the first two films. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening star in the 1994 version.

The Bishop's Wife:

The Bishop's Wife (1947) took on a slight name change as The Preacher's Wife (1996)
In the 1996 version, the cast is headed by Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.

North By Northwest:

North By Northwest (1959) was remade as Double Identity in (2009)
Val Kilmer and Izabella Miko star in 2009.

Walk, Don't Run!:

The More the Merrier (1943) was remade as Walk, Dont Run (1966)

His Girl Friday:

The Front Page (1931), became His Girl Friday in (1940), being remade as The Front Page (1974)
His Girl Friday is the only version where Hildy is portrayed is a woman.

Information sourced from "That Was A Remake!" -IMDB