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The Mar 1927 AmCin reported that Charles G. Clarke was shooting football star Harold "Red" Grange's second film, The Motor Maniac, the working title of A Racing Romeo.
       A Racing Romeo was the second of two feature films made by Grange. For additional information, see the entry for the 1926 film One Minute to Play ... More Less

The Mar 1927 AmCin reported that Charles G. Clarke was shooting football star Harold "Red" Grange's second film, The Motor Maniac, the working title of A Racing Romeo.
       A Racing Romeo was the second of two feature films made by Grange. For additional information, see the entry for the 1926 film One Minute to Play . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Mar 1927
p. 7.
Film Daily
23 Oct 1927.
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Variety
26 Oct 1927
p. 19.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Motor Maniac
Release Date:
1 September 1927
Copyright Claimant:
R-C Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 September 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24690
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,992
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Red Walden loses out in the annual town motor race, Aunt Hattie Wayne and her niece Sally advise him to pay more attention to his garage. Six months later, as he is preparing for marriage to Sally, she breaks a mirror and fears that bad luck will follow. Then Red, driving Aunt Hattie down a country road, crashes into a tree and is sent walking for help; a wild chase follows when Red is given a ride by Sally's maid. Asserting himself, Red prepares to enter the motor sweepstakes against Rube Oldham, a champion driver. Red arouses Sally's jealousy by flirting with Lorraine Blair, the leading lady of a motion picture company, but he wins Sally back when he wins the ... +


When Red Walden loses out in the annual town motor race, Aunt Hattie Wayne and her niece Sally advise him to pay more attention to his garage. Six months later, as he is preparing for marriage to Sally, she breaks a mirror and fears that bad luck will follow. Then Red, driving Aunt Hattie down a country road, crashes into a tree and is sent walking for help; a wild chase follows when Red is given a ride by Sally's maid. Asserting himself, Red prepares to enter the motor sweepstakes against Rube Oldham, a champion driver. Red arouses Sally's jealousy by flirting with Lorraine Blair, the leading lady of a motion picture company, but he wins Sally back when he wins the race. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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