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Walk, Don't Run (1966)

aka Walk, Don't Run

"Run, don't walk to see Walk, Don't Run."

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Details: 114 mins · English


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Small Sir William Rutland
Small Christine Easton
Small Steve Davis
No_movie_poster Julius D. Haversack
No_movie_poster Aiko Kurawa
No_movie_poster Yuri Andreyovitch
No_movie_poster Dimitri
Small Police Captain
No_movie_poster Mr. Kurawa
No_movie_poster Mrs. Kurawa


No_movie_poster Sol C. Siegel Producer
No_movie_poster Robert Russell Story
No_movie_poster Charles Walters Director
No_movie_poster Frank Ross Story


"Run, don't walk to see Walk, Don't Run."


Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) is an important English businessman who arrives in the city two days early and is greeted by the housing shortage caused by the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. While at the British Embassy seeking help, he notices an announcement of an available apartment and decides to check the place out. He finds himself at the residence of Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar) who insists that it would be improper to take him in as a housemate—for while she forgot to advertise so, she naturally preferred a woman. Easton eventually lets Rutland stay—half because she is persuaded it is her patriotic duty to take him in and half because of Rutland’s own self-assured pushiness.

Rutland then sublets half of his half of the cramped space to American Olympic competitor Steve Davis (Jim Hutton). While Easton is less than thrilled with the arrangement, she has to put up with it, as she has already spent Rutland's share of the rent. Rutland sets about playing matchmaker for the two young people, in spite of their disparate personalities and Easton’s engagement to boringly dependable British diplomat Julius P. Haversack (John Standing).

Davis repeatedly refuses to reveal what sport he is competing in. Rutland meddles in the young couple's romantic troubles. To further his matchmaking, he even strips down to his boxer shorts and a t-shirt so he can pretend to be a competitor and talk to Davis during his event, race walking, and try to heal the breach between the young lovers.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2003-04-29