The Crowd Roars
The Crowd Roars (1932)

Auto racing and the Indy 500 provide the framework for this sports drama. Joe Greer is a professional driver who tries, unsuccessfully, to keep his younger brother away from the often seedy racing scene. Eddie, the kid brother, does not… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1932
DVD 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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Antonius Block
Fans of auto racing should like this one. There is lots of footage of old racing showing various crash scenes, drivers careening around tracks in cars without… More