The Runner Stumbles (1979)

This melodrama is based on an actual event from the late 1920s. The tragic tale of Father Rivard — a priest accused of killing the nun he fell in love with — takes place in three time frames. He is seen in jail, with his lover, and on trial.

Director: Stanley Kramer.
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Tammy Grimes, Beau Bridges, Allen Nause, John Procaccino, Billy Jayne, Marguerite Morrissey, Zoaunne LeRoy, Don Riley, Ted D’Arms, Kendall Kay Munsey, Casey Kramer.


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  1. Michael
    February 1, 2019

    many thanks Jon

  2. Carole Cruz
    November 2, 2019

    1990 San Jose CA St a $1.00 movie matinee this was the opening movie. The Runner Stumbles has been locked in my mind as one of my favorite movies. I wish I could find. Tried Prime Netflix . Could anyone lead me to a link? 💜 Carole Cruz

    • Jon W.
      November 2, 2019

      Just click on “Download this film” and use the free option, it will download it to your computer and you can watch it there, if you need more assistance click on “How to Download” at the top of this page, there’s a step by step tutorial.
      Hope this helps.


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