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Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921)

Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and ... See full summary »

Director:

George Beranger (as George André Beranger)

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (photoplay), Harry L. Fraser (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Johnny Hines ... Johnny 'Burn 'em Up' Barnes
Edmund Breese ... King Cole
Betty Carpenter ... Madge Thompson
George Fawcett ... Flannel
J. Barney Sherry ... Whitney Barnes
Matthew Betz ... Ed Scott (as Matthew Betts)
Richard Thorpe ... Stephen Thompson
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Mrs. Whitney Barnes
Dorothy Leeds ... Betty Scott
Harry Frazer Harry Frazer ... Francis Jones (as Harry Fraser)
Billy Boy Swinton Billy Boy Swinton ... The Baby
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Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and show him the carefree life. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He didn't know when to stop, one breath-catching race following another. Barnes burned them up once too often and he awakened to find himself a hobo. (Print Ad- Eaton Rapids Journal, ((Eaton Rapids, Mich.)) 17 November 1922) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 August 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Expres-Johnny See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mastodon Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934) See more »

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Starts Fast
18 September 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Johnny Hines, a popular light leading man of the early 20s, starts as Burn 'Em Up Barnes -- even his parents call him Burn 'Em Up', so I suppose odd baptismal names were popular back then -- in this racing car comedy, a popular genre of the era (Wallace Reid starred in a series of them for Paramount). The script is fast and furious until the plot kicks in, with funny titles and sight gags galore.


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