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The Running Man1963

The Running Man (1963)





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A greedy married couple devises a devious insurance scam in this stylish thriller. Following her husband's tragic death, the new "widow" eagerly awaits payment on his large insurance policy. Meanwhile, the deceased hot foots it to Spain and awaits her arrival. Unfortunately, a dogged insurance agent is tailing his wife.


Laurence Harvey
as Rex Black
Lee Remick
as Stella Black
Alan Bates
as Stephen
Eleanor Summerfield
as Hilda Tanner
Harold Goldblatt
as Tom Webster
Noel Purcell
as Miles Bleeker
Ramsay Ames
as Madge Penderby
Fernando Rey
as Police Official
Eddie Byrne
as Sam Crewdson
Colin Gordon
as Solicitor
John Meillon
as Jim Jerome
Roger Delgado
as Spanish Doctor
Fortunio Bonanova
as Bank Manager
Shirley Gale
as Florence
Joe Lynch
as Roy Tanner
Adriano Domínguez
as Civil Guard
James Neyland
as English Customs Official
Pamela Mant
as Margaret Webster
Herbert Curiel
as 1st Witness
Lockwood West
as Bank Manager
Bob Cunningham
as Thomas Guppy
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Critic Reviews for The Running Man

All Critics (2)

...the whole thing never quite works up an atmosphere of suspense.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The acting was stiff.

December 17, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Running Man

Good drama with a bit of mystery thrown in. It hard to say what's more beautiful in this movie the locations, which are breathtaking or Lee Remick and Alan Bates both at the peak of their individual attractiveness who are equally stunning. They offer the best performances doing an uncertain dance around each other never sure of the others motives. Laurence Harvey is his usual squirrely pompous self but that fits the role. Well known to be an abrasive, selfish, uncooperative and egotistical jerk behind the scenes Harvey apparently was incredibly difficult on this shoot to the point where Lee Remick refused to discuss the problems but was quoted as saying "The tales I can tell of working with him are too horrendous to repeat." Not a classic Reed film but he guides the film well although apparently his confidence had been shaken by exiting another troubled production the Marlon Brando Mutiny on the Bounty just prior to this.

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