Burning Up (1930)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The popular silent-film screen team of Richard Arlen and Mary Brian was carried over into talkies with such films as Burning Up. In emulation of the late movie idol Wally Reid, Arlen is cast as daredevil race-car driver Lou Larrigan. Much to the dismay of his sweetheart Ruth Morgan (Brian), Larrigan insists upon risking his neck -- and everyone else's -- on a daily basis. After a series of devastating setbacks, our hero finally learns to straighten up and drive right, just in time for the Big Race finale. The racing scenes are excitingly photographed, but the dialogue passages are textbook examples of ennui.

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car, affection, champion, fearless, lover, love-triangle, man, partner, racer, racetrack, rival, romance, sports