Speed Classic (1928)

Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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Speed Classic went into production under the less formalized title They're Off! Yes, it's an auto-race drama, starring Rex Lease as a speed-crazy young socialite. Despite the protests of his girlfriend Mildred Harris, Lease enters an important race, pitting his skills against a formidable array of professional drivers. Harris breaks off their engagement, whereupon Lease heads to Tijuana to drown his troubles in tequila. Will our hero be able to extricate himself from the Mexican calaboose in time to pull himself together and win the race?



alcoholism, auto-racing, fiancee, girlfriend, race/ethnicity, race-against-time, socialite