Scorcher (1927)

Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Reed Howes stars as Mike O'Malley, a daring racecar driver, known as "The Scorcher" for his tendency to "burn up" the track. The wealthy heroine (Thelma Parr) is in love with Mike but feels that he's too irresponsible for marriage. But when the future of his business partner Goldberg (Hank Mann) is at stake, Mike shows that he's comprised of equal parts bravado and common sense. The last-reel race sequence is the best part of the picture, combining clever camerawork with razor-sharp editing. Director Harry Joe Brown later went into the production end of the business, forming a lucrative partnership with western star Randolph Scott.

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business, driver, family-responsibilities, irresponsibility, love, partner