Elopement (film)

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Elopement - film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Written by Bess Taffel
Starring Clifton Webb
Anne Francis
Music by Cyril Mockridge
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography Joseph LaShelle
Edited by William B. Murphy
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Release date
  • November 23, 1951 (1951-11-23)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million (US rentals)[1][2]

Elopement is a 1951 American comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Clifton Webb, Anne Francis, Charles Bickford, and William Lundigan.[3][4]


Jacqueline "Jake" Osborne (Anne Francis) is sent to college to follow in the footsteps of her successful father Howard (Clifton Webb), only to fall in love with professor Matt Reagan (William Lundigan). They impulsively decide to elope.

Howard and his wife (Margalo Gillmore) are furious, but when they confront the young professor's parents, they find them equally irate. The parents hit the road together hoping to head off the kids' marriage plans, while Jake and Matt begin to bicker and wonder if maybe things are going a little too fast.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  2. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 223
  3. ^ "Elopement". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Elopement at AllMovie

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