Speed to Burn (1938)
A film directed by Otto Brower

Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance / Sport

Film Review

Speed to Burn is an American romantic film drama first released on 7th June 1938, directed by Otto Brower. Cinematography was by Edward Snyder. It is based on a story by Edwin Dial Torgerson and stars Michael Whalen, Lynn Bari, Marvin Stephens, Henry Armetta and Chick Chandler.   It is a Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation production, produced by Jerry Hoffman and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.   The film was released with the tagline: "EVERY THRILLING MOMENT FILLED WITH GRAND ENTERTAINMENT! (original poster - all caps)."   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour.  

Our overall rating for Speed to Burn is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other memorable films that have been directed by Otto Brower include: Sunset Pass (1929), Fighting Caravans (1931), Youth Will Be Served (1940) and Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942). The actor Michael Whalen has also appeared in: Career Woman (1936), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), I'll Sell My Life (1941) and Shep Comes Home (1948).

Other films that are worth watching include: Yves Robert's Alexandre le bienheureux (1968), Noémie Lvovsky's Camille redouble (2012), Mauritz Stiller's Erotikon (1920), Jean Yanne's Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil (1972) and Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires (1915).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Otto Brower
  • Script: Joseph Krumgold, Edwin Dial Torgerson (story), Robert Ellis, Helen Logan
  • Photo: Edward Snyder
  • Cast: Michael Whalen (Matt Kerry), Lynn Bari (Marion Clark), Marvin Stephens (Tim Turner), Henry Armetta (Papa Gambini), Chick Chandler (Sport Fields), Sidney Blackmer (Hastings), Johnnie Pirrone Jr. (Tony Gambini), Charles D. Brown (Pop Williams), Inez Palange (Mrs. Gambini), Lon Chaney Jr. (Racetrack Mug), Stanley Andrews (Police Chief), Hooper Atchley (Baxter), Bill Cartledge (Jockey), Cliff Clark (Auctioneer), Hal Craig (Motor Policeman), Eddie Dunn (Policeman), Ralph Dunn (Radio Car Policeman), Edward Emerson (Marti), James Flavin (Radio Car Policeman), Chester Gan (Chung), Harold Goodwin (Mug), Betty Greco (Gambini Child), Eddie Hart (Radio Car Policeman), J. Anthony Hughes (Stableman), Edward Keane (Police Chief)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 60 min

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