Thursday Cinema
Walk, Don't Run

Salt Galata

May 26, 2016 19.00

WalkDon’tRun <i>Walk, Don’t Run</i> [Koşma, Yürü] (1966) filminden bir kare ©Filmbank Media
Still from the film Walk, Don’t Run (1966) ©Filmbank Media
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Walk, Don’t Run (1966)
Director: Charles Walters
114 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

When English industrialist Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) arrives in Tokyo on business, the influx of tourists for the upcoming Olympic games makes it impossible to find lodging. So Rutland fast-talks his way into sharing an apartment with beautiful Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar) for a few days. To further confuse matters, Rutland invites Steve Davis (Jim Hutton), a member of the U.S. Olympic team, to share his half of the apartment and he soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

The Olympic Games of 1964 were the first to take place in Asia. The organizers treated the games in Tokyo as a unique opportunity both to invest in the city’s urban planning and demonstrate internationally that Japan’s industry and economy were growing steadily after the destruction caused by the war. Location scenes of Walk, Don’t Run were filmed in Tokyo during the Olympics. The film features Cary Grant’s last appearance on cinema screens.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.