Speedway (1929 film)

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Directed by Harry Beaumont
Written by Byron Morgan (also story)
Alfred Block
Ann Price
Joseph Farnham (titles)
Starring William Haines
Anita Page
Ernest Torrence
Release date
  • September 7, 1929 (1929-09-07)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Speedway is a 1929 silent film about a car racer who clashes with his father, also a driver, at the Indianapolis Speedway.


Prior to the Indy 500 auto race, Bill Whipple quarrels with his foster father, Jim MacDonald, who is to be one of his rivals that day.

MacDonald suddenly loses his chance to drive because of a heart condition. Whipple's car owner decides to go with another driver, so MacDonald offers his car to Whipple for the race. With victory in sight, Whipple pulls into the pits and lets MacDonald take the checkered flag of victory.


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