The Crowd Roars
The Crowd Roars (1932)

Howard Hawks directed this fast-paced auto racing drama. Joe Greer (James Cagney) is a top-ranked race car driver; his younger brother Eddie (Eric Linden) wants to follow in Joe's footsteps, but Joe knows his brother's reckless side… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Some directors knew just what to do with sound even in the early years of the 'talkies.' Howard Hawks' 'The Crowd Roars' -- the very title promises a boisterous soundtrack -- opens with the rumble of race cars and closes with the wail of ambulance sirens.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Vivid melodrama about race car drivers and their romances.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crosses the finish line as nothing more than routine.

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