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The Crowd Roars (1938) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Sam Zimbalist.

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Pre-Code vs Post-Code: "The Crowd Roars" and "Indianapolis Speedway"

By David on Aug 3, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Pre-code versus post-code is the difference between a Duesenberg and a Hummer, between cafe au lait and chocolate milk, between a camisole and a union suit. Take the differences, for instance, between the 1932 film "The Crowd Roars" and the 1939 film "Indianapolis Speedway." Same story (by Howard H... Read full article


Pre-Code vs Post-Code: "The Crowd Roars" and "Indianapolis Speedway"

By David on Aug 3, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Pre-code versus post-code is the difference between a Duesenberg and a Hummer, between cafe au lait and chocolate milk, between a camisole and a union suit. Take the differences, for instance, between the 1932 film "The Crowd Roars" and the 1939 film "Indianapolis Speedway." Same story (by Howard H... Read full article


The Crowd Roars (1932)

By Judy on Sep 16, 2008 From Movie Classics

I found it a powerful film, with wonderful acting from Cagney and Ann Dvorak in particular, and am puzzled as to why it isn’t better-known – especially as a top director like Howard Hawks was at the helm. You’d think there would be a demand for it just because of the racing footage... Read full article


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Quotes from

Vivian: There's only one thing I don't like about farms. They're always out in the country.


Thomas 'Tommy': I'm gonna walk out of this racket with pearl studs and a gold cane.


Brian McCoy: Why, Tommy's right has the kick of a Missouri mule, the speed of a striking cobra, and the aim of William Tell.


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Facts about

Victor Fleming directed two retake scenes in July 1938 because Richard Thorpe already had been assigned to direct another production.
Oliver T. Marsh was listed as the photographer in production charts at the start of the film, but only John F. Seitz is credited onscreen and in reviews.
Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie . These were (with their character names, if any): Leona Roberts (Laura McCoy), Mickey Rentschler (Jim McCoy), Charles Williams (Brady), Charles Sullivan (Chief timekeeper), Roger Moore (Cain's chauffeur), Lee Phelps (Bartender), Jack Pennick and Joe Caits. Leona Roberts was apparently replaced by Emma Dunn, who was listed in a news report as a cast member.
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