Indianapolis Speedway

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Sports

This remake of THE CROWD ROARS (1932) deviates little from the original Jimmy Cagney starrer, with Pat O'Brien in the lead role as Joe Greer, an auto racer who is determined to keep his younger brother, Eddie (John Payne), in school and away from the racetrack. Frustrated, Eddie takes a seat behind the wheel of someone else's car, and when he and Joe battle...read more

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This remake of THE CROWD ROARS (1932) deviates little from the original Jimmy Cagney starrer, with Pat O'Brien in the lead role as Joe Greer, an auto racer who is determined to keep his younger brother, Eddie (John Payne), in school and away from the racetrack. Frustrated, Eddie takes a

seat behind the wheel of someone else's car, and when he and Joe battle it out on the track, Joe's friend, Spud Connors (Frank McHugh, who enacted the same role in the original), is killed. Joe then begins a downward spiral that doesn't end until he has to take over for Eddie during the

Indianapolis 500. Gale Page plays Joe's girl friend and Ann Sheridan is the woman who steals Eddie's heart. Though its racing scenes are relatively well done, this Lloyd Bacon-directed film finishes a distant second to Howard Hawks' superior original.

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  • Review: This remake of THE CROWD ROARS (1932) deviates little from the original Jimmy Cagney starrer, with Pat O'Brien in the lead role as Joe Greer, an auto racer who is determined to keep his younger brother, Eddie (John Payne), in school and away from the racet… (more)

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