Fugitive Lovers

Fugitive Lovers is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy drama film directed by Richard Boleslavsky. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it stars Madge Evans and Robert Montgomery with a supporting cast of Nat Pendleton, C. Henry Gordon, Ruth Selwyn, and Ted Healy and his Stooges, who are credited as "The Three Julians" in this production.

Fugitive Lovers
Directed byRichard Boleslavsky
Produced byLucien Hubbard
Written byFerdinand Reyher
Frank Wead
StarringMadge Evans
Robert Montgomery
Nat Pendleton
Ted Healy
CinematographyTed Tetzlaff
Edited byWilliam S. Gray
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 5, 1934 (1934-01-05)
Running time
84 min.
CountryUnited States


Letty Morris (Madge Evans) is a New York dancer who's shunning the advances of the gangster "Legs" Caffey (Nat Pendleton) by jumping a cross-country bus to Hollywood. Legs learns of her plans and boards the bus. Along the way, the bus passes a penitentiary where a fugitive named Paul Porter (Robert Montgomery) made his escape and hides among the luggage.

During a stop-over, Porter attains a seat on the bus and immediately falls for Letty. Legs soon discovers Porter is on the bus and threatens to turn him in, but after realizing Letty is in love, relents and allows Porter to escape. Detective Daly C. Henry Gordon, however catches up with Letty and travels with her, waiting for Porter to rejoin her. Porter steals the bus during an overnight stop and Letty joins him. A harrowing car chase ensues. When Porter happens upon a busload of school kids caught in a dangerous storm, he risks all to save them.



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