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Fugitive Lovers (1934)

In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay), Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Paul Porter, aka Stephen Blaine
Madge Evans ... Letty Morris
Ted Healy ... Hector Withington, Jr.
Nat Pendleton ... Legs Caffey
C. Henry Gordon ... Detective Daly
Ruth Selwyn ... Babe Callahan
Larry Fine ... One of The Three Julians
Moe Howard ... One of The Three Julians
Curly Howard ... One of The Three Julians (as Jerry Howard)
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In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter, who quickly allies himself with Letty. With the police in hot pursuit and Legs monitoring his every move with Letty, Paul is running out of both time and ideas. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Romance roars from coast to coast..over 3,000 miles of highway, crossroads, and double-crossroads! (Print Ad- Daily Times, ((Beaver, Penna.)) 3 February 1934) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes Fugitivos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Los Angeles Sunday 23 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Tucson 3 July 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), in Norfolk VA 2 September 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in New York City 9 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Miami 3 December 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Honolulu 8 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Spokane 19 December 1957 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Cincinnati 14 June 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Chicago 6 August 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Indianapolis 7 August 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13), and in Seattle 9 December 1958 on KING (Channel 5); it finally found its way to Philadelphia 18 July 1959 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Full of the Devil
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung at the show
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An outlandish, absurd plot, but awfully fun to watch.
20 April 1999 | by Art-22See all my reviews

There is so many absurd plot elements in this movie it's a wonder it ever got past the writer's room. That it plays much better than it must read is a tribute to director Richard Boleslavsky and the wonderful cast: Robert Montgomery as an escaped convict; Madge Evans as a chorine fleeing from the attentions of a gangster by boarding a cross-country bus; and Nat Pendleton as the gangster, so convinced that Evans is crazy about him that he boards the bus too. You never learn just why Montgomery was in prison, but I rooted for him just the same, sensing he was a good man. Evans sensed this too, helping him even after she learns he was the object of a nationwide manhunt. There is a lot of comedy (Ted Healy and the Three Stooges are on the bus); there is suspense when a bus full of children is buried by a blinding snowstorm; and drama of the chase and attempted rescue, all pleasures to enjoy. There is also the surprise at seeing Akim Tamiroff, Walter Brennan and others in unbilled roles. Much of the movie was shot on the road using two buses as mobile sets.


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