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Red Hot Tires (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Crime | 2 February 1935 (USA)
Red Hot Tires is a 1935 American crime drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros., directed by D. Ross Lederman, and starring Lyle Talbot and Mary Astor.


D. Ross Lederman


Tristram Tupper (story and screen play), Dore Schary (additional dialogue)


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Complete credited cast:
Lyle Talbot ... Wallace Storm
Mary Astor ... Patricia Sanford
Roscoe Karns ... Bud Keene
Frankie Darro ... Johnny
Gavin Gordon ... Robert Griffin
Mary Treen ... Maggie
Henry Kolker ... Martin Sanford
Bradley Page ... Curley Taylor
Arthur Aylesworth ... Race Judge Hanson
Howard Hickman ... Judge Alcott
Clarence Muse ... Bud's Truck Partner


Red Hot Tires is a 1935 American crime drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros., directed by D. Ross Lederman, and starring Lyle Talbot and Mary Astor.

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Drama | Crime


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Release Date:

2 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pneus em Fogo See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the final race, the pit stall for the Sanford Special #7 driven by "Bulldog" Banks is to the right of the stall for the Mardo Eight #35 driven by "Stubby" Stubblefield. This production was released in early 1935 and Stubby would be killed later in the year attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 where the racing footage was shot. Second year driver Rex Mays won the pole qualifying #35 at the 1934 Indianapolis 500 and would be killed 15 years later in a race at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. See more »


Storm has the plane land on the infield of the "Dayton 500" race, and there are mountains visible in the background. There are no such mountains near Dayton, Ohio - or Indianapolis, Indiana for that matter. See more »


Pine to Palm
Music by A.C. Liscombe
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An enjoyable B.
22 May 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Red Hot Tires" is a B-movie. And, like most Bs, it's fast, economically made and modestly enjoyable provided your expectations are reasonable. However, it was unusual seeing Mary Astor co-starring in this one as she nearly always appeared in A-pictures.

Wally Storm (Lyle Talbot) is a hotshot race car driver. However, in his rise to the top of the circuit he's involved in a wreck which kills another driver...and he's framed for the killing and is sent to prison. How can Wally prove his innocence and become a free man?

Like nearly all Bs, this one is pretty predictable and the production values, though good for a B since it was made by Warner Brothers, are not as high and refined as an A. But it is enjoyable and in spite of the usual dull rear projection, the stars all seem to try hard and the film is worth your time.

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