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The Crowd Roars (16-Apr-1932)

Director: Howard Hawks

Writers: Howard Hawks; Kubec Glasmon; John Bright; Seton I. Miller; Nevin Busch

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Auto Racing

When a race car champion returns home, he finds to his great dismay that his kid brother has also taken up the sport. Cliché-laden and highly formulaic, though one of the earliest auto-racing films of the talkie era. Some good vintage racing sequences. Remade as Indianapolis Speedway (1939), even to the point of using some of the same footage.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Blondell
30-Aug-1906 25-Dec-1979 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
James Cagney
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Ann Dvorak
2-Aug-1912 10-Dec-1979 Cesca in Scarface
Guy Kibbee
6-Mar-1882 24-May-1956 Captain January
Frank McHugh
23-May-1898 11-Sep-1981 The Roaring Twenties
Wilbur Shaw
Auto Racing
31-Oct-1902 30-Oct-1954 Three time Indianapolis 500 Winner


James Cagney   ...   Joe Greer
Joan Blondell   ...   Anne Scott
Ann Dvorak   ...   Lee Merrick
Eric Linden   ...   Eddie Greer
Guy Kibbee   ...   Pop Greer
Frank McHugh   ...   Spud Connors
Racing Drivers as Themselves
Billy Arnold   ...   Himself
Fred Frame   ...   Himself
Leo Nomis   ...   Himself
Ralph Hepburn   ...   Himself
Wilbur Shaw   ...   Himself
Shorty Cantlon   ...   Himself
Mel Keneally   ...   Himself
Stubby Stubblefield   ...   Himself


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