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Speed (1936)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 8 May 1936 (USA)
With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.

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Terry Martin
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Jane Mitchell
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Josephine Sanderson
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Frank Lawson
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Gadget
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Mr. Dean
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Fanny Lane
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Storyline

Terry is the chief car tester for Emery Motors and Frank is an Engineer. Jane has just been hired to work in publicity. Frank and Terry both want Jane to be their girl. Terry has designed a new carburetor that should bring him fame and money, but he cannot get it to work correctly. Terry and Gadget have tested it for over a year, but it still is not perfected. Emery Motors assigns Frank to help Terry with the carburetor, but Terry is not happy because Frank is an Engineer and is also vying for Jane. They finish the carburetor, and to test it, they enter a car in the Indianapolis 500 race. Terry is not yet satisfied with the carburetor before the big race even though it has passed all the tests. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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A mile a minute of fun and thrills! See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance

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8 May 1936 (USA)  »

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La prueba suprema  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The auto assembly plant footage was shot at Chrysler's Highland Park, Michigan plant and shows the manufacture of the Chrysler Airflow, which was made from 1934 to 1937. See more »

Goofs

The new 1936 cars produced by the fictional Emery Motors Co. are seen coming down the assembly line with large 'Plymouth' placards in the rear door windows. See more »

Quotes

Jane Mitchell, an alias if Jane Emery: I take it, you've decided to drive.
Terry Martin: Yeah, yeah, I think I will. Riding with women drivers always makes me nervous. You know, I take enough chances everyday.
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References Exclusive Story (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop! Goes the Weasel
Traditional 17th century English song
Played and sung by the band at the barn dance for dance music
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The 28 Year Old James Stewart
26 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having acted with Robert Taylor and Clark Gable in previous films, the 28 year old James Stewart appeared in this somewhat dull film titled 'Speed'. Like Cary Grant, his early films lacked a good script and good director, but these run of the mill films allowed Stewart to engage with the big stars of the time.


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