Crowd Roars
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Crowd Roars
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 and tries to keep him away from the racer's life. Eddie, however, can't be dissuaded from a career on the track, and he turns out to like his women as fast as his cars when he gets involved with Ann (Joan Blondell). Joe's best friend Spud (Frank McHugh) tries to keep the feuding brothers apart, but his attempts to do so in the midst of a race… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Vivid melodrama about race car drivers and their romances."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Crosses the finish line as nothing more than routine."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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