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Dont' Overlook this One
'The Running Man' from 1963 is one of my favorites. it has a fantastic pedigree from author (Graham Greene) to director (Carol Redd) to cast (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates) to locale (mostly Giibralter). it's an exciting story of insurance fraud, assumed identities, and the old weak link in the plan.
Suspense, Romance, Locations, Characters
This is a terrific suspense/romance directed by Carol Reed based on a Graham Greene novel. A man fakes his death to get back at an insurance company he feels cheated him. He reappears in another personna. Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, and Alan Bates are all at their best. The Gibralter locations add an exotic touch to what could be riveting as three people on a bare stage.
the [real] running man
- bob cruise
a great film suspense danger you name it it has it all. forget the later movie of the same name that one is for dopes this is great and it has lee remick in a starring role need any more incentive to see it?
A Fine Movie
- Bradley E. Lacey
The Running Man a fine movie. It has that lovely leisurely texture that many films from the early 1960's exhibited. It is very smartly done, with good acting and an excellent script. Laurence Harvey provides a showcase of talent, Alan Bates is always impeccable with whatever role he tackles, and as for Lee Remick ... well, she shines, she dazzles, she commands - whether one is expressing respect for her talent or adoration for her beauty, Lee Remick is ever an exquisite presence on screen. It is no wonder Alan Bates was wooing her!
The Running Man (1963)
- Bruce Reber
I'm making sure that I see "The Running Man" (not the 1987 Arnold Schwarznegger action film), but the 1963 suspenser starring Laurence Harvey and Lee Remick and directed by Carol Reed, all the way through this time. I'm taping it on VHS today 8/26/10 when it airs as part of TCM's Summer Under The Stars tribute to Lee Remick. The last time I saw it was almost four years ago, but I turned on TCM when it was nearly over and I only saw the last 30 minutes or so. I only know Laurence Harvey from two other films - "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Butterfield 8", but I have seen many of Lee Remick's films, including "A Face In The Crowd", "Days Of Wine And Roses", "The Wheeler Dealers" and "The Long Hot Summer", and I'd like to see them starring together in "The Running Man". Hopefully it will be released on DVD sometime in the near future.
Great suspense thriller needs a release!
- Steve E
Don't miss the blonde hair on Lawrence Harvey in this one. I saw this in 1963 and loved it. It is a real cat and mouse thriller and really needs to be realeased to DVD. Great location filming and a real unusal performance by Lawrence Harvey.