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To Please a Lady (1950)

Passed  |   |  Action, Romance, Sport  |  13 October 1950 (USA)
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A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match with an beautiful independent reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.

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Jack Mackay
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Dwight Barrington
William C. McGaw ...
Joie Chitwood
Lela Bliss ...
Regina's Secretary
Emory Parnell ...
Mr. Wendall
Frank Jenks ...
Press Agent
Helen Spring ...
Janie
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Mike's Pit Crew
J. Lewis Smith ...
Mike's Pit Crew (as Lew Smith)
Ted Husing ...
Himself
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Storyline

Mike Brannon is a former war hero turned midget car racer. His ruthless racing tactics have made him successful but the fans consider him a villain and boo him mercilessly. Independent, beautiful reporter Regina Forbes tries to interview him but is put off by his gruff chauvinism, and when Brannon's daredevil tactics cause the death of a fellow driver, he finds himself a pariah in the sport thanks to her articles. When she finds him earning money as a barnstorming daredevil driver hoping for a comeback, they begin to become mutually attracted. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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THE ROARING ROMANCE OF A RACING ROUGHNECK! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Action | Romance | Sport

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13 October 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Red Hot Wheels  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The finale of the film takes place at the Indianapolis 500. The actual 1950 running of the 500 was used for these scenes. The actual driver of the 17 car for the 1950 Indy 500 was the real Joie Chitwood, featured earlier in the film as the owner of the Thrill Show Brannan was working in. See the Goofs section for continuity issues created by using actual race footage. See more »

Goofs

Because footage shot during the actual 1950 Indy 500 was used, Mauri Rose can be seen exiting the pits driving past the pit for the real car #17, Joie Chitwood (Mauri Rose and Joie Chitwood's pits were next to each other during the 1950 500 race). See more »

Quotes

Mike Brannan: [Angry about a newspaper headline about him] Did Regina Forbes tell you to print that?
Newspaper Editor: Nobody tells me what to print. One of my reporters thought he recognized you. We checked up. You'll always be recognized. You were a war hero.
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For hard core champ car and dirt track fans
10 November 2004 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

A fabulous film tour of dirt and asphalt oval tracks around the country. Forget the story! A treat to see the days when you could tour the country making a living in a race car,by yourself and a small crew of dedicated sponsors and friends. A must see for any race fan. All you lefty artists will only see it as

a sleeping pill. Pearls before swine. As a racer that ran at various tracks in the film,it cant be overstated how

nostalgic a trip it is to see men and race machinery the way it was in the old days; incredible doses of fun,danger and adventure. I read about these days and heard stories, but you can see in the filming that the crews and drivers

are a snapshot of true racing history in this country. Mark my words,in twenty years they are going to worship films like this one. Enjoy it now and show a friend the way it was....


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