Red Hot Speed (1929)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Romance  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The fact that "all-American" leading man Reginald Denny spoke with a pronounced British accent somewhat worked against his portrayal of a New York parole officer in Red Hot Speed. Alice Day plays the daughter of newspaper publisher DeWitt Jennings, the latter currently engaged in an "anti-speeding" campaign. Sure enough, Day is arrested by a traffic cop for going approximately 75 in a 25-mile an hour zone. She is put in the care of Denny, who sets about to "reform" the heroine while keeping her identity a secret to save her father from embarrassment. Four screenwriters were responsible for this entertaining trifle, which began life as a silent picture but emerged on screen as a part-talkie.

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love, parole-board/officer, publisher, romance, speed