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''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 RomanticComedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/SamanthaEggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).

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''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 RomanticComedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/SamanthaEggar, and Jim Hutton Creator/JimHutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).


* JackhammeredConversation: An audio version. During a scene where William and Steve seem to be wondering about whether Catherine is a virgin or not, the most sensitive dialogue is masked by stuff like a piping tea kettle or a running faucet as they putter about making breakfast.

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* JackhammeredConversation: An audio version. During a scene where William and Steve seem to be wondering about whether Catherine is a virgin or not, the most sensitive dialogue is masked by stuff like a piping tea kettle or a running faucet as they putter about making breakfast.


''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 RomanticComedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).

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''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 RomanticComedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, Creator/SamanthaEggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).


* JackhammeredConversation: An audio version. During a scene where William and Steve seem to be wondering about whether Catherine is a virgin or not, the most sensitive dialogue is masked by stuff like a piping tea kettle or a running faucet as they putter about making breakfast.



* SceneryCensor: An audio version. During a scene where William and Steve seem to be wondering about whether Catherine is a virgin or not, the most sensitive dialogue is masked by stuff like a piping tea kettle or a running faucet as they putter about making breakfast.


* CelebrityParadox: Some kids watch a HongKongDub of ''Film/TheManFromLaramie'' on Japanese TV. So [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] exists in this universe, which raises the question of whether or not ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' exists in this universe and why the guy who played C.K. Dexter Haven looks so much like Sir William.

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* CelebrityParadox: Some kids watch a HongKongDub of ''Film/TheManFromLaramie'' on Japanese TV. So [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] Creator/JamesStewart exists in this universe, which raises the question of whether or not ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' exists in this universe and why the guy who played C.K. Dexter Haven looks so much like Sir William.


''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 comedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).

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''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 comedy RomanticComedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).


Cary Grant's last film. Grant, then 62 years old, was too old to play romantic leads anymore and chose to retire rather than play supporting parts. Among the supporting players are Miiko Taka, who played the female lead in Creator/MarlonBrando film ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', and a pre-''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' Creator/GeorgeTakei, who pops up near the end as a Japanese police captain.

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Notable as Cary Grant's last film. Grant, then 62 years old, was too old to play romantic leads anymore and chose to retire rather than play supporting parts. Among the supporting players are Miiko Taka, who played the female lead in Creator/MarlonBrando film ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', and a pre-''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' Creator/GeorgeTakei, who pops up near the end as a Japanese police captain.


''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).

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''Walk, Don't Run'' is a 1966 comedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/CaryGrant, Samantha Eggar, and Jim Hutton (father of [[Creator/TimothyHutton Timothy]]).


Cary Grant's last film. Grant, then 62 years old, was too old to play romantic leads anymore and chose to retire rather than play supporting parts. Among the supporting players are Miiko Taka, who played the female lead in Creator/MarlonBrando film ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', and a pre-''Star Trek'' Creator/GeorgeTakei, who pops up near the end as a Japanese police captain.

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Cary Grant's last film. Grant, then 62 years old, was too old to play romantic leads anymore and chose to retire rather than play supporting parts. Among the supporting players are Miiko Taka, who played the female lead in Creator/MarlonBrando film ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', and a pre-''Star Trek'' pre-''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' Creator/GeorgeTakei, who pops up near the end as a Japanese police captain.



* ConversationCut: Catherine finally tries to quash the idea that William is going to room with ther by saying "Mr. Rutland, this is impossible!" This is followed by a cut to Christine's name on the buzzer outside, with "Rutland" handwritten next to the typed "Easton."

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* ConversationCut: Catherine finally tries to quash the idea that William is going to room with ther her by saying "Mr. Rutland, this is impossible!" This is followed by a cut to Christine's name on the buzzer outside, with "Rutland" handwritten next to the typed "Easton."


* TheRemake: Of 1943 film ''The More the Merrier'', in which the housing shortage premise is tied to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and various military and government types descending on Washington, DC.

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* TheRemake: Of 1943 film ''The More the Merrier'', ''Film/TheMoreTheMerrier'', in which the housing shortage premise is tied to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and various military and government types descending on Washington, DC.


The situation becomes more complicated when American athlete Steve Davis (Hutton) also arrives in Tokyo early and also can't find a room, the athlete housing not yet being available. William meets Steve and takes it upon himself to invite Steve to the cramped apartment he's sharing with Christine. Soon romantic sparks start to fly between Steve and Christine, and William takes it upon himself to get them together--which also involves breaking up Christine's engagement to stuffy British embassy official Julius P. Haversack (John Standing).

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The situation becomes more complicated when American athlete Steve Davis (Hutton) also arrives in Tokyo early and also can't find a room, the athlete housing not yet being available. William meets Steve and takes it upon himself to invite Steve to the cramped apartment he's sharing with Christine. Soon romantic sparks start to fly between Steve and Christine, and William takes it upon himself decides to get them together--which also involves breaking up Christine's engagement to stuffy British embassy official Julius P. Haversack (John Standing).

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The title. A RunningGag throughout has Steve refusing to say what his Olympic event is, seemingly vaguely embarrassed by it. It turns out he's a racewalker. The title of the movie, of course, is ''Walk, Don't Run''.

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* CelebrityParadox: Some kids watch a HongKongDub of ''Film/TheManFromLaramie'' on Japanese TV. So [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] exists in this universe, which raises the question of whether or not ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' exists in this universe and why the guy who played C.K. Dexter Haven looks so much like Sir William.

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* HypocriticalHumor: After hyperbolically praising the exotic (then-exotic, anyway) entrees at dinner--seaweed, chicken teriyaki, octopus--William has the waitress bring him ham and eggs.


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* TheMatchmaker: William takes on this role, working hard to get Catherine and Steve together.


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* RomComJob: Steve's an architect and an Olympic athlete as well.
* RunningGag: Steve identifying himself as an Olympic athlete, but being strangely reluctant to say what his event is, even when he's asked multiple times. The ending of the movie reveals that his event is that goofiest of sports, racewalking.
* SceneryCensor: An audio version. During a scene where William and Steve seem to be wondering about whether Catherine is a virgin or not, the most sensitive dialogue is masked by stuff like a piping tea kettle or a running faucet as they putter about making breakfast.

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