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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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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 ...
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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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Famous racing car designer Augie Dusenberg designed a customised tow-bar for use in the racing stunt sequences which allowed cars to be released from tow and lose a wheel at high speed on a strictly predictable basis for filming purposes. See more »

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Well-tuned cars. Jalopy plot
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James Cagney must have felt darned silly greasing up, donning goggles, climbing into a race car, and making dumb faces while a rear-projection Indy 500 played behind him. He's an ace driver, a daredevil on the track and a cocky alpha male, mistreating his unconditionally supportive girlfriend and attempting to steer his uninteresting younger brother away from a racing career. The script's practically a textbook of genre cliches, from the best buddy whose death-on-wheels gives our hero a guilt complex to the sibling rivalry that is mysteriously resolved, offscreen, in the last reel. Cagney's justifiably celebrated skill and charm can't make us care about this misogynistic, unlikeable blowhard, nor can it make his rapid descent into drink, vagrancy, and hunger (or equally rapid rise back to the Indy) credible. Howard Hawks was already making fast-paced, psychologically sound male-bonding flicks, but even he's flummoxed by the hoary melodramatics of this one. The ladies have little to do but play weepy-loyal (Ann Dvorak) and sarcastic-loyal (Joan Blondell), but they come off best.


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