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You Can't Run Away from It

theatrical poster
Directed by Dick Powell
Produced by Dick Powell
Written by Samuel Hopkins-Adams (story)
Robert Riskin
(prev. screenplay)
Claude Binyon (screenplay)
Starring June Allyson
Jack Lemmon
Music by Johnny Mercer (songs)
George Duning (score)
Cinematography Charles Lawton Jr.
Editing by Al Clark
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) October 31, 1956
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

You Can't Run Away from It is a 1956 Technicolor musical comedy starring June Allyson and Jack Lemmon. Directed and produced by Dick Powell, the film is a remake of the 1934 Academy Award-winning film It Happened One Night.



Because she married an international playboy, Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is kidnapped by her own father, Texas cattleman A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford). She escapes, managing to evade his nationwide search for her with the help of Peter Warne (Jack Lemmon), a jobless reporter, who sees himself getting the biggest story of the year - until he and Ellie fall in love. When Ellie suspects Peter has sold her out, she returns home. Realizing his daughter really loves the newspaperman, Andrews tries to persuade Ellie to run away again, this time from her own wedding ceremony. Who will Ellie choose, her husband or the man who has stolen her heart?



  • "You Can't Run Away from It"

Performed by The Four Aces

  • "Howdy Friends and Neighbours"

Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon

  • "Thumbin' a Ride"

Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon

  • "Temporarily"

Performed by June Allyson and Jack Lemmon

  • "Scarecrow Ballet"

Performed by Morris Stoloff conducting the Columbia Studio Orchestra

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