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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
Roland Winters ...
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 ...
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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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MGM's thrill-a-minute romance of a daredevil and a darling! 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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 26, 1951 with Adolphe Menjou reprising his film role. 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: [carrying Stanwyck in his arms] All the soft spots aren't on the track.
Regina Forbes: Well, you keep your mind on the ones that are.
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Whistled by several characters
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It's a chick flic and guy's film
9 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's one of my all time top ten favorites. The actual story line about racing is fairly accurate, with a little of Hollywood thrown in. It's a love story and a racing movie all rolled up into one. What more can you ask for. Clark Gable's subtle sex appeal just comes steaming off the screen and the chemistry between him and Barbara Stanwyck is the way you dream that love can happen. They are 2 different personalities, they have nothing in common, but you can feel the underlying animal magnetism that draws them together. If you are a real racing fan, you'll love seeing the the old midget racing footage, much of it is real footage, so for a real fan it's great. And so is the Indy 500 footage! It depicts the way racing really was back in the day. They raced midget's 7 nights a week and if you were good enough and got the right breaks, you headed for the Indy 500. Love and racing, it doesn't get any better!


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