Speed to Spare (1937)

Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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If Charles Quigley never became Columbia's answer to Clark Gable (which seemed to be the studio's intention), it wasn't for lack of trying. In Speed to Spare, Quigley plays champion racecar driver Tommy Morton, eternal rival to less-ethical speed king Skids Brannigan (Eddie Nugent). What no one knows is that Tommy and Skids are actually brothers, separated at birth. Driven by a filial devotion that he can't explain, Tommy tries to dissuade Skids from recklessness, only to be "repaid" when Skids tries to steal away Tommy's sweetheart Eileen (Dorothy Wilson). It takes a near-fatal crack-up for Skids to straighten up and drive right -- and to patch things up with Tommy, whom he now recognizes as his own brother. Much of the racecar action in Speed to Spare is filmed against a process screen.

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car, racer, twins, auto-racing, brother, competition, fiancee, love-triangle, rival, separated-at-birth, sports