Fugitive Lovers

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Fugitive Lovers
Fugitivie lovers 1934 poster.jpg
Directed by Richard Boleslavsky
Produced by Lucien Hubbard
Written by Ferdinand Reyher
Frank Wead
Starring Madge Evans
Robert Montgomery
Nat Pendleton
Ted Healy
Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Edited by William S. Gray
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
January 5, 1934
Running time
84 min.
Country United States
Language English

Fugitive Lovers is a 1934 feature film starring Madge Evans and Robert Montgomery, Nat Pendleton, C. Henry Gordon, Ruth Selwyn and Ted Healy and His Stooges. It was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


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.


In this film, Ted Healy and His Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) act are known as "The Three Julians".

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