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The Roaring Road (1919)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 27 April 1919 (USA)
A young man pursues a young lady with the same energy he applies to his other obsession in life, auto racing.

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Byron Morgan (story), Marion Fairfax (scenario)
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Cast

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Wallace Reid ... Walter Thomas 'Toodles' Walden
Ann Little ... Dorothy Ward, the Cub
Theodore Roberts ... J.D. Ward, the Bear
Guy Oliver ... Tom Darby
Clarence Geldart ... Fred Wheeler
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A young man pursues a young lady with the same energy he applies to his other obsession in life, auto racing.

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If you love romance or if you have a drop of sporting blood in you---you have to see it! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Passed
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Silly
29 November 2019 | by gsfsuSee all my reviews

Even allowing for the century that has passed since this movie was made the premise and the execution are unremarkable and unbelievable. The original showing back in 1919 must have been much better than the print I squinted through this afternoon. The B&W contrast was wiped out and it was very difficult to see what was happening. But even allowing for that this picture is a potboiler. Almost total lack of scene continuity and only the barest of story line. The constant huffing and puffing of "The Bear" threatened to overtake any semblance of plot and the "racing" scenes were nonsensical. And where did the screenwriter get "The Bear", "The Cub" and silliest of all, "Toodles"? Did they actually give actors these character nicknames back then?


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

27 April 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batiendo el récord See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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