Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and ... See full summary »

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Johnny Hines ...
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Betty Carpenter ...
Madge Thompson
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Whitney Barnes
Matthew Betz ...
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Richard Thorpe ...
Stephen Thompson
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Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and show him the carefree life. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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1 August 1921 (USA)  »

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Remade as Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934) See more »

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Starts Fast
18 September 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Johnny Hines, a popular light leading man of the early 20s, starts as Burn 'Em Up Barnes -- even his parents call him Burn 'Em Up', so I suppose odd baptismal names were popular back then -- in this racing car comedy, a popular genre of the era (Wallace Reid starred in a series of them for Paramount). The script is fast and furious until the plot kicks in, with funny titles and sight gags galore.


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