Straightaway (1934)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Taking a break from westerns during the 1933-34 season, Colonel Tim McCoy was starred in such Columbia "easterners" as Straightaway. McCoy is cast as a daring racecar driver, hell-bound for the Indy 500. The villains contrive to frame our hero from murder, going so far as to fix the "guilty" verdict should McCoy's brother win the Big Race. Suffice to say that our hero manages to extricate himself from this dilemma and drive to victory, with heroine Sue Carol cheering him on. None of Tim McCoy's modern-dress actioners were terribly successful, which is why he was back in the saddle by the fall of 1934.

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car, fixed [corruption], racer, auto-racing, blackmail, brother, frame-up, killing