Red Hot Tires (1935)

61-62 or 65 mins | Drama | 2 February 1935

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writer:

Tristram Tupper

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Editor:

Frank Magee

Production Designers:

Anton Grot, Hugh Reticker

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to Var , the racing shots are all stock footage, most of which was taken at the American Legion Ascot Speedway in Los Angeles, according to FD . MPH notes that the climax was filmed at Indianapolis Speedway. Although Warner Bros. also produced a 1925 film entitled Red Hot Tires , the two films are otherwise ... More Less

According to Var , the racing shots are all stock footage, most of which was taken at the American Legion Ascot Speedway in Los Angeles, according to FD . MPH notes that the climax was filmed at Indianapolis Speedway. Although Warner Bros. also produced a 1925 film entitled Red Hot Tires , the two films are otherwise unrelated. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
31 Dec 34
p. 3.
Film Daily
2 Mar 35
p. 7.
Motion Picture Daily
4 Jan 35
p. 16.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Mar 35
p. 49.
New York Times
1 Mar 35
p. 16.
Variety
6 Mar 35
p. 20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 February 1935
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 January 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5245
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61-62 or 65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
458
SYNOPSIS

Wallace Storm, a racing mechanic, and Bob Griffith, a racecar driver, are both in love with Patricia Sanford, the daughter of racing car designer Martin Sanford. Pat is more attracted to Wally, a fact that Bob resents deeply. When Bob accuses Wally of drinking, Wally punches him, and is fired by Sanford. After Bob hires Curley Taylor to replace Wally, Johnny, a young mechanic and admirer of Wally, overhears Curley and Bob plotting something, but he is too far away to hear what they are saying. Some time later, when Wally and Bob are driving in the same race, Wally is winning until Bob locks wheels with him. In the resulting crash Bob is killed, after which Curley accuses Wally of murder. When Wally is found guilty and sentenced to prison, Johnny tells Pat about the conversation he witnessed between Curley and Bob. They examine Bob's car and find a spike designed to puncture the tire of rival racing cars. Pat then takes the new evidence to the judge who agrees to pardon Wally. Pat intends to deliver the pardon in person, but before she can see the warden, Wally escapes with the help of his good friend Bud Keene. They then head for South America where Wally begins a successful career racing under a pseudonym. Pat recognizes the name from a song Wally used to sing and invites him to drive a car she designed. Believing he is still a fugitive from justice, Wally arrives at the very last minute, landing his plane right on the infield. As Wally and Pat drive the car to victory, ... +


Wallace Storm, a racing mechanic, and Bob Griffith, a racecar driver, are both in love with Patricia Sanford, the daughter of racing car designer Martin Sanford. Pat is more attracted to Wally, a fact that Bob resents deeply. When Bob accuses Wally of drinking, Wally punches him, and is fired by Sanford. After Bob hires Curley Taylor to replace Wally, Johnny, a young mechanic and admirer of Wally, overhears Curley and Bob plotting something, but he is too far away to hear what they are saying. Some time later, when Wally and Bob are driving in the same race, Wally is winning until Bob locks wheels with him. In the resulting crash Bob is killed, after which Curley accuses Wally of murder. When Wally is found guilty and sentenced to prison, Johnny tells Pat about the conversation he witnessed between Curley and Bob. They examine Bob's car and find a spike designed to puncture the tire of rival racing cars. Pat then takes the new evidence to the judge who agrees to pardon Wally. Pat intends to deliver the pardon in person, but before she can see the warden, Wally escapes with the help of his good friend Bud Keene. They then head for South America where Wally begins a successful career racing under a pseudonym. Pat recognizes the name from a song Wally used to sing and invites him to drive a car she designed. Believing he is still a fugitive from justice, Wally arrives at the very last minute, landing his plane right on the infield. As Wally and Pat drive the car to victory, the police arrest Curley for his part in Bob's death. After Wally is formally pardoned, he asks Pat to marry him. +

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