Speedway (Silent) (Full Screen)

William Haines stars in this revved-up silent movie about men and machines battling for glory at 115 MPH. Haines's gift for playing leading man and clown plus thrills provided by famed race drivers combine to make Speedway full-throttle fun.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1929
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Starring , , , &
Directed by
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Description by OLDIES.com:

"Bill, why don't you take the game seriously? You'll never be a driver if you don't." Veteran race driver Jim MacDonald loves young Bill Whipple like a son, even if Bill has more time for girls and gambling than hard work on the track. But ready or not, Bill gets his shot at racing immortality.

William Haines stars as Bill in this revved-up silent movie about men and machines battling for glory at 115 MPH. Haines's gift for playing leading man and clown (he's hilarious in a hat-juggling scene with co-star Anita Page) plus thrills provided by famed race drivers combine to make Speedway full-throttle fun."

Product Description:

This cookie-cutter William Haines vehicle was filmed in part at the Indianapolis Speedway. As usual, Haines plays a fresh young braggart, in this instance a cocky racecar driver. Somewhere along the line, he falls in love with Anita Page, the daughter of an airplane manufacturer. After a dash in the clouds with Page and her pop, Haines comes back to earth, determined to win the Big Race for the sake of his crusty old mentor Ernest Torrence. Although villain John Miljan tries to sabotage Haines' chances, our hero triumphs -- but not until after the usual meal of "humble pie" that all of Haines' characters were required to ingest.

Plot Keywords:

Love | Romance | Romances | Silent
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  • Sales Rank: 22,488
  • UPC: 883316199251
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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