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Death Drives Through (1935)

The race car designer Kit Woods is in love with Kay Lord. Kay's father is against her relationship with Kit. Kit also has to do with the competition from his rival Garry Ames.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

John Huston (story), Katherine Strueby (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chili Bouchier ... Kay Lord (as Dorothy Bouchier)
Robert Douglas ... Kit Woods
Miles Mander ... Garry Ames
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... Mr. Lord
Frank Atkinson Frank Atkinson ... John 'Nigger' Larson
Lillian Gunns Lillian Gunns ... Binnie
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The race car designer Kit Woods is in love with Kay Lord. Kay's father is against her relationship with Kit. Kit also has to do with the competition from his rival Garry Ames.

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A Whirlwind of Speed, Drama & Romance

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1935 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In a scene where Kit and Kay are walking along in an open, empty field, the shadows of the camera and mike are seen on their bodies and the ground beyond in such an obvious manner as to be hard to believe it wasn't intended. See more »

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Mainly of curiosity value!
23 June 2010 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Mainly of curiosity value, though the script is so ordinary it will disappoint John Huston's admirers no end.

Fans of Robert Douglas will be none too happy either. They will hardly recognize their hero as the male lead. And worst still, there is a whole lot of boob-catering low comedy, with the male lead's obligatory side-kick.

Still, good old Edward L. Cahn's direction has one thing in its favor — the racing sequences are filmed on the spot with no process screens being used (though a process screen is used elsewhere in the film to provide a background for a romantic car-ride).

Why Eddie Cahn was specially imported for this "B"-feature is anybody's guess. He certainly doesn't do much better than the local "B" talent — a couple of tracking shots and that's about it.

As for the acting, it's both broad and clumsily over-emphatic. In fact, production values generally are inclined to be tatty, photography and art direction included.


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