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Roaring Roads (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Romance | 13 April 1935 (USA)
Young David Morton, heir to millions, has been over-zealously restrained from normal youthful activities by his two old-maid Aunts, Harriet and Agatha. In an outburst from his confinement, ... See full summary »


Ray Nazarro (as Raymond Nazarro), Charles E. Roberts (as C. Edward Roberts)


David Sharpe (story) (as D.H. Sharpe), Charles E. Roberts (adaptation) (as C.E. Roberts)




Credited cast:
David Sharpe ... Dave Morton
Gertrude Messinger ... Gertrude 'Gertie' McDowell
Mary Kornman ... Mary McDowell
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey Daniels
Jack Mulhall ... Donald McDowell
Eddie Phillips ... Alan Chambers
Vera Lewis ... Aunt Harriet
Heinie Conklin ... Mulligan
Al Thompson Al Thompson ... Parkins
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Jake
Charles Moyer Charles Moyer ... Flanagan
Helen Hunt Helen Hunt ... Aunt Agatha
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Marlowe ... June Marlowe


Young David Morton, heir to millions, has been over-zealously restrained from normal youthful activities by his two old-maid Aunts, Harriet and Agatha. In an outburst from his confinement, he meets lovely Gertrude, and promises to race her injured-brothers car in the Big Race. Between the gangsters trying to win the race by disabling him, and his bungling bodyguards trying to bring him home safely, David has a battle to win the race and Gertrude's heart. He succeeds in winning the race, capturing the gangsters and gets his aunt's understanding release. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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13 April 1935 (USA) See more »

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O Rei do Volante See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Despite the presence of several members of the original Our Gang cast, the "June Marlowe" who appears is NOT June Marlowe, but June Marlowe, whose 1930s screen credits often got confused with those of the beloved "Miss Crabtree", who retired from films in 1932. See more »


Man approaches barn door holding a flashlight in front of him, but the light from the flashlight shines on his back. Also, after he enters the barn, still holding the flashlight, the light still shines on the barn door. See more »

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The Name Is Sharpe, Not The Movie
22 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

David Sharpe is going wild. His maiden aunts have kept the rich orphan cooped up to avoid injury. So he takes a car and heads onto the road. He picks up Mickey Daniels, and is almost run over by Gertrude Messinger in a racing car. Her brother, Jack Mulhall, was injured in a suspicious accident by gamblers backing another car. While Daniels canoodles with Mary Kornman, Sharpe gets the car into shape, despite gangsters and two inept guards sent by his aunt.

It's pretty poor movie, co-written by Sharpe and comedy short specialist Charles Rogers, and co-directed by Rogers and horse opera specialist Ray Nazarro. You won't miss much if you don't see it, and it didn't set Sharpe's career on fire. He was born in 1910 and had been in the movies for a dozen years, beginning with a role in Fairbanks' ROBIN HOOD. He would specialize in athletic bits, like playing a swordsman in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and a lot of stunt doubling -- over 400 movies in all. He would retire after 1978's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and live to be 70.

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