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Daredevil Drivers (1938)

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A hotshot race-car driver gets suspended, and winds up driving for a shady bus company. This causes problems with his girlfriend, who owns a rival--but much more reputable--bus company. To ... See full summary »

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Anderson Lawler ...
Mr. Bounty (as Anderson Lawlor)
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A hotshot race-car driver gets suspended, and winds up driving for a shady bus company. This causes problems with his girlfriend, who owns a rival--but much more reputable--bus company. To get back on his girlfriend's good side, he looks a little deeper into the company he's working for and discovers that it's a front for a criminal gang. Written by frankfob <frankfob2@yahoo.com>

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The cars are the stars...
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Warner's First National programmer is only worth watching when Dick Purcell is behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle. Produced by Charles Foy and co-starring his comic-foil younger brother, Charles, The Daredevil Drivers is a typical bad guys (in the form of a competing underhanded bus company) vs. good guys (underdog bus company ran by Beverly Roberts) and a wayward dirt track racer (Purcell) that gets in the middle of it all. I watched it mainly to see William ("Paul Drake") Hopper in a 20-second cameo (hey, he got screen credit!) as a disgruntled bus driver and to check out hottie Gloria Blondell's first stab at acting on film. What I came away with is how much better this could have been with a different cast. Neither Purcell (who could double for Dick Foran) or Beverly Roberts (imagine a bland Gloria Stuart) makes an impression and Charles Foy could be replaced by anyone from Shemp Howard to Frank McHugh to Allen Jenkins. Strictly a programmer, it's interesting really only for shots of spectacular dirt track racing that appear early on---the inserted stock footage looks fatal--- and the cars (the supposedly broke Purcell tools around town in a semi-customized Packard roadster). I'm still trying to figure out what Gloria Blondell saw in Charles Foy. There's nothing much here folks!


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