Midas Run

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Midas Run
Midas Run FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Produced by Selig J. Seligman
Raymond Stross
Written by Ronald Austin
James Buchanan
Berne Giler
Starring Richard Crenna, Fred Astaire
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Kenneth Higgins
Edited by Fredric Steinkamp
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing
Release date
  • May 15, 1969 (1969-05-15)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.1 million[1]
Box office $500,000[1]

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.[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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 p 3
  2. ^ Weiler, A. H. "New York Times: Midas Run". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 

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