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Top Speed (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 24 August 1930 (USA)
An order clerk poses as a millionaire.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Harry Ruby (by), Bert Kalmar (by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Elmer Peters
Bernice Claire ... Virginia Rollins
Jack Whiting ... Gerald Brooks
Frank McHugh ... Tad Jordan
Laura Lee ... Babs Green
Edmund Breese ... Spencer Colgate
Wade Boteler ... The Sheriff
Rita Flynn ... Daisy
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Storyline

Two clerks pose as rich playboys at a swanky summer resort. One of them falls in love with a millionaire's daughter who has a very disapproving father, until he wins, through fate and fortune, the Big Boat Race, in the vessel owned by his sweetheart's father. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The funniest comedy in ages and ages - two clerks pose as society playboys in a swanky summer hotel, and the laffs and fun that result top all records for speed! (original ad) See more »


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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ganhando o Mundo See more »

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(original) | (Turner Library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Among the songs cut from the version which presently survives in in the Warner Bros. library, and which is occasionally shown on Turner Classic Movies, is What Would I Care, sung by Bernice Claire & Jack Whiting at the end of reel five, and now abruptly missing in action. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Elmer is fishing, the bobber on his line is white when seen in the water, but dark when he pulls the line out of the water. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 80-minute version,a full musical, was only released outside of the United States. Most of the musical numbers were cut for the domestic version. It is unknown whether a print of this longer version still exists, although the complete soundtrack to the International Sound Version (which includes all of the original songs) survives on Vitaphone discs at the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

Soundtracks

Goodness Gracious
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Cut before release in the United States
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14 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Top Speed has both Joe E. Brown and Jack Whiting as a pair of order clerks at a brokerage house who decide to see how the other half lives. They pose as young society blades while Brown is supposed to deliver an order which he misplaces.

Whiting falls for millionaire heiress Bernice Claire and she him. But will it hold once she finds out who he is. As for Brown he's got entertainer Laura Lee very interested in him.

The climax is a motorboat race which is quite the comic event. Evinrude's motors really take a pounding from Brown. And from Frank McHugh in one of his early films where he plays a perpetually soused millionaire/inventor.

A good one for Joe E. Brown fans.


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