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The Pace That Thrills (1952)

 -  Action | Drama  -  March 1952 (USA)
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Bill Williams ...
Richard L. 'Dusty' Weston
Carla Balenda ...
Eve Drake
Robert Armstrong ...
J.C. Barton
Frank McHugh ...
Rocket Anderson
Michael St. Angel ...
Chris Rhodes (as Steve Flagg)
Cleo Moore ...
Ruby
John Mitchum ...
Blackie Meyers (as John Mallory)
Diane Garrett ...
Opal
John Hamilton ...
Sour Puss
Claudia Drake ...
Pearl
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Chris Rhodes' room is the same set as occupied by Joseph Cotten in RKO's Walk Softly, Stranger (1950). See more »

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Fun "B" Movie
17 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pace That Thrills, The (1952)

*** (out of 4)

Turner Classic Movies gives film buffs the chance to watch classic movies each and every day but they also do a greater good and that's show unknown and rather unseen movies. This RKO "B" picture is one not too many have heard of but it turned out to be quite a fun little movie. Motorcycle racer Dusty (Bill Williams) has a female reporter (Carla Balenda) write a few negative stories on him, which doesn't sit too well with the boss (Robert Armstrong) or his best friend (Michael St. Angel). Soon Dusty and the friend both fall for the reporter and all the triangle isn't going to do anyone any good. This film really comes off as a pro-motorcycle film because there seems to be a plea for people to give the sport a fair shake. The movie doesn't have anything special or great going for it but the 63-minute running time is short enough for the viewer to get into the drama and in the end this is a pretty fun movie. The motorcycle races are all excellently shot and they manage to have some nice tension as well. The leading cast is another reason to watch the film as both Williams and St. Angel deliver strong performances and make their characters very memorable. Armstrong is best known for his role in KING KONG but he too adds some fun as does Frank McHugh who is best known for being Cagney's sidekick in many films. Robert Mitchum's brother John plays the bad guy in the film. Fans of "B" movies will certainly want to check this one out next time TCM plays it during their "Underground" series as it's fast and fun throughout.


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