In 1953, show business dead-enders Sonny Tufts and Barbara Payton teamed up for the low-budget and lowbrow atomic comedy, Run for the Hills. The story concerns an insurance company actuary (Tufts) who is convinced that the H-bomb is going to fall on Los Angeles. He is so worried about the Bomb, in fact, that he decides to buy a cave—much to the consternation of his wife (played by Ms. Payton).
The excerpts below will give the reader-viewer a sense of just how disjointed and random the entire film is. And for sheer random disjointedness, it is difficult to beat the clip entitled “…Nightclub Act.”
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