Midas Run

Midas Run (UK title A Run on Gold) is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Alf Kjellin and starring Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood and, in one of his final big-screen roles, Fred Astaire.[3]

Midas Run
Film poster
Directed byAlf Kjellin
Produced bySelig J. Seligman
Raymond Stross
Written byRonald Austin
James Buchanan
Berne Giler
StarringRichard Crenna, Fred Astaire
Music byElmer Bernstein
CinematographyKenneth Higgins
Edited byFredric Steinkamp
Selmur Pictures
Motion Pictures International[1]
Distributed byCinerama Releasing
Release date
  • April 30, 1969 (1969-04-30)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.1 million[2]
Box office$500,000[2]


Pedley, retiring from the British Secret Service, can't understand why he hasn't yet been knighted. He devises an elaborate heist of an airplane cargo, recruiting Mike Warden, a writer from America, although his real aim is to capture the elusive General Ferranti.

Warden travels to Italy to assume control of the scheme along with Pedley's accomplice Sylvia Giroux, with whom he soon falls in love. They are arrested, but Pedley comes to their rescue just in time.



The film earned rentals of $300,000 in North America and $200,000 in other countries. After all costs were deducted it recorded a loss of $1,515,000.[2]

See also


  1. Midas Run at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, May 31, 1973 p 3
  3. Weiler, A. H. "New York Times: Midas Run". NY Times. Retrieved August 30, 2008.

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