Speed Crazed (1926)

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Ace stuntman Billy Sullivan stars as Billy Meeks, who gets into hot water at the very start of the picture when he's forced to drive the getaway car for a gang of bank robbers. The crooks escape, but Billy ends up in the hoosegow. Breaking out of jail, he makes his way to a small town, where he lands a job as a racecar driver for auto manufacturer Payton (Harry Maynard). Inevitably, Billy crosses the path of the gang leader who got him into trouble. Far from repentant, the crook kidnaps Billy again so that he can't participate in the Big Race. Returning the "compliment," Billy escapes --again -- to win the race. The finale of Speed Crazed was marred somewhat by overreliance upon grainy newsreel footage.

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car, racer, accusation, auto-racing, escape, false-accusation, frame-up, gangster, getaway-car, kidnapping, love, prison, robbery, romance, sports