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Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 12 July 1940 (USA)
Chase across the country romance.

Director:

Frank Woodruff

Writers:

Eleanor Brown (novel) (as Eleanor Browne), Jerome Cady (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ... Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
Wendy Barrie ... Diane North, aka Maggie 'Jonesy' Jones
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. North
Billy Gilbert ... Orestes
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Walter Corbett (as George P. Huntley)
Berton Churchill ... Col. Conway
Tom Dugan ... Pete
Edgar Dearing ... Ed Sweeney (motorcycle cop #1)
Frank Sully ... Mike (motorcycle cop #2)
Cliff Clark ... Police Capt. G.G. Burke
Dorothea Kent ... Millie
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Chase across the country romance.

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Taglines:

He Chased Her From State To State... Until She Caught Him!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cross Country Romance See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lucille Ball and James Ellison were initially announced for the roles eventually played by Wendy Barrie and Gene Raymond. See more »

Goofs

A shadow of the boom microphone is visible on top of the trailer after it pulls out of Omaha's city limits about one hour into the film. See more »

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7 May 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

To escape an arranged marriage, wealthy New York heiress Wendy Barrie (as Diane North) stows away in a long trailer belonging to impoverished doctor Gene Raymond (as Lawrence "Larry" Smith). Interestingly, she does this wearing her slip - so, we could say she slips away… There isn't as much wit in the script. You should expect, of course, the leading players to fall in love. Then, her true identity could threaten their future happiness. This might have been a big hit with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in the leads. As Mr. and Mrs. McGuillicuddy, a re-make might have starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The old formula includes Hedda Hopper (as a mother) and veteran comic Billy Gilbert

***** Cross-Country Romance (7/12/40) Frank Woodruff ~ Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Hedda Hopper, Billy Gilbert


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