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You Can't Run Away From It is a musical remake of Frank Capra's Oscar-winning classic Frank Capra, complete with same-named characters and word-for-word scene reconstructions. It all begins when spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is literally kidnapped from the altar by her wealthy father (Charles Bickford). Escaping from her daddy's yacht with only a handful of clothes and minimal finances, Ellie hops a bus, intending to travel cross-country to be reunited with her fortune-hunting husband. Reporter Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon), sensing a swell newspaper story, tags along. Though Peter and Ellie aren't terribly fond of one another (that's putting it mildly!), by the end of their journey they've fallen in love -- but there are still several last-minute complications before a happy ending can be reached. Most of the musical numbers in the remake are awkwardly inserted during the more famous scenes from the Capra original: the "Walls of Jericho," the impromptu singalong on the bus, the hitchhiking bit, etc. Benefiting from the breezy performances of Jack Lemmon and June Allyson, You Can't Run Away From It is easy to take, but hardly within shouting distance of the original film's brilliance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


June Allyson
as Ellie Andrews
Jack Lemmon
as Peter Warne
Charles Bickford
as A.A. Andrews
Jim Backus
as Danker
Stubby Kaye
as Fred Totten
Henny Youngman
as Bus Driver
Allyn Joslyn
as Gordon
Jacques Scott
as Ballarino
Byron Foulger
as Billings
Howard McNear
as No. 2 Proprietor
Elvia Allman
as 2nd Proprietor and Wife
Louise Beavers
as Maid
Raymond Greenleaf
as Minister
Edwin Chandler
as TV Announcer
Jack Albertson
as 3rd Proprietor
Queenie Smith
as Elderly Lady
William Forrest
as Captain
Frank Sully
as Red
Dub Taylor
as Joe
Steve Benton
as 2nd Driver
Bill Walker
as Norville
Herb Vigran
as 1st Detective


Dick Powell
Dick Powell
Claude Binyon
Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
Play Author
Charles Lawton
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
William Kiernan
Set Designer
Robert Priestley
Set Designer
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
Robert Sidney