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The Crowd Roars (1932)

 -  Drama | Action  -  16 April 1932 (USA)
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Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers his younger brother has aspirations to become a racing champion and during the race ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Joe Greer
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Anne Scott
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Lee Merrick
Eric Linden ...
Edward 'Eddie' Greer
Guy Kibbee ...
Pop Greer
Frank McHugh ...
Spud Connors
Billy Arnold ...
Bill, Himself
Leo Nomis ...
Jim
Fred Frame ...
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Ralph Hepburn ...
Himself
Wilbur Shaw ...
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Shorty Cantlon ...
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Mel Keneally ...
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Stubby Stubblefield ...
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Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers his younger brother has aspirations to become a racing champion and during the race Joe loses his nerve when another driver his killed, leaving his brother to win. Joe's luck takes a plunge while his brother rises to height of fame. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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16 April 1932 (USA)  »

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Stock footage was temporarily removed from this one to be used in the remake, Indianapolis Speedway (1939); when it was replaced back into this film's negative, some of the "Indianapolis Speedway" footage got mixed in with it, so that you now see 1939 footage in a 1932 film, including shots of a late 1930s ambulance and automobiles as well as racing announcers Wendell Niles, John Conte and Reid Kilpatrick, who did not appear in the film as it was originally released. See more »

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Alternate-language version of La foule hurle (1932) See more »

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The crowd calls out for more....
1 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The title means that the crowd is expecting something exceptional will happen:they want blood .When in Rome,do as Romans do.

Weren't it for the final scenes the screenplay would look like "a star is born" in the race cars .Two brothers ,one of them (Cagney) is a famous champion when his kid brother wants to follow suit.In spite of Big Brother's good piece of advice (see above),he carries on regardless of the warnings.They have women for them,the elder has Ann Dvorak whereas the kid brother falls for her friend (Joan Blondell).The old champion is not prepared to accept it either.

The car races are well filmed for the time and make up for the paucity of the plot,which is entertaining though.


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