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Motor Madness (1937)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  5 April 1937 (USA)
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After winning a qualifying trial for a big speed-boat race in Santa Monica, California, Joe Dunn is offered a bribe, by gamblers, not to take part in the race and is so incensed that he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Allen ...
Joe Dunn (as Allen Brook)
Rosalind Keith ...
Peggy McNeil
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Henry John 'Cap' McNeil
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Gus Slater
Richard Terry ...
Nick Givens
Arthur Loft ...
'Lucky' Leonard Raymond
Joe Sawyer ...
Steve Dolan (as Joseph Sawyer)
George Ernest ...
'Pancho', Runaway Kid
Al Hill ...
Henchman Jeff Skinner
John Tyrrell ...
Pete Bailey
Ralph Byrd ...
C.P.O. Mike Burns
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After winning a qualifying trial for a big speed-boat race in Santa Monica, California, Joe Dunn is offered a bribe, by gamblers, not to take part in the race and is so incensed that he starts a fight which lands him in jail. The girl he loves, Peggy McNeil, takes his place, but crashes into a buoy and is seriously injured---and Joe goes to desperate lengths to raise money for the services of a famous surgeon. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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5 April 1937 (USA)  »

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Great location shots of 1930's L.A. and neighbors.

Just a typical 30's-period action-potboiler from Columbia in which speed-boat mechanic Joe Dunn (Joseph Allen Jr. billed as Allen Brook) wins a qualifying trial for a big race, is offered a bribe not to take part in the actual event, and is so incensed that he starts a fight which lands him in prison. Meanwhile, back at the bay, his sweetheart Peggy McNeil (Rosalind Keith), daughter of boat-builder Henry John "Cap" McNeill (J. M. Kerrigan) and Joe's employer, takes his place, crashes into a buoy and is seriously injured. Joe now has to go to desperate lengths to raise money for a famous surgeon and to put an end to the boat-racing racketeers.

Lots of location and street shots of L.A. Harbor, San Pedro Bay, Long Beach and Santa Monica.


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