Beverly Blake, the 'Blonde Comet," and the daughter of a tire-manufacturer, gets behind the wheel of a race-car, and is soon tearing up the tracks and winning races in Italy, France and ... See full summary »

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Beverly Blake, the 'Blonde Comet," and the daughter of a tire-manufacturer, gets behind the wheel of a race-car, and is soon tearing up the tracks and winning races in Italy, France and Germany (obviously prior to 1938 when those countries were no longer running international car races in Europe.) She comes back to race on American tracks. She meets Jim Flynn, another race-driver, and a rivalry is created, along with a romance. Beverly gives up her chance to win THE BIG RACE by letting Jim race her car and he wins. His win also means a triumph for the racing-car carburetor he has invented and also for the tires manufactured by her father. It may have been somewhat of a setback for Women's Liberation, though. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She's A Cyclone On Wheels! Death comes roaring down the home stretch... when this blonde iron-nerved bomb shell gets her hand on the throttle! See more »


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26 December 1941 (USA)  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Sunday 27 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 12 July 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Anything she can do, he'll try to do faster!
6 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first professional racing car driver goes up against an arrogant macho race car driver, and sparks fly, both romantically and on the road. Tons of racing stock footage pads out this "one shot" William Beaudine directed poverty row action thriller which, added with some (very little) newly filmed plot scenes, makes for an acceptable, if not totally memorable, second feature. Virginia Vale is perky, feisty and determined as the title character, with Robert Kent adding equal determination as he tries to take her down a notch yet still smother her with kisses. Comedy is added through both of their assistants, hers an earthy Swedish immigrant named "Yenny Yorgenson" (Diana Hughes), and his a balding Walter Brennan type named Curly (Vince Barnett). The best scenes of the newly made film involves Vale's attempts to get through the deliberate blockade Kent has set up so he can practice his own racing (with Barnett standing by), and later when they first encounter each other and romance ensues between Hughes and Barnett over the purchase of some soda pop. It's pretty obvious what is stock footage and what is plot footage (part of the stock footage is used to narrate what happened at the previous year's top race), but skillfully blended together, it comes out a fairly enjoyable match.


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