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The Pace That Thrills (1952)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 21 March 1952 (USA)
Hot shot motorcycle racer Dusty Weston takes too many chances. He and his design partner Chris Rhodes agree on almost everything, but reporter Eve Drake arrives to do a story. Both men fall... See full summary »

Director:

Leon Barsha

Writers:

Robert Lee Johnson (original screenplay), DeVallon Scott (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Williams ... Richard L. 'Dusty' Weston
Carla Balenda ... Eve Drake
Robert Armstrong ... J.C. Barton
Frank McHugh ... Rocket Anderson
Michael St. Angel ... Chris Rhodes (as Steve Flagg)
Cleo Moore ... Ruby
John Mitchum ... Blackie Meyers (as John Mallory)
Diane Garrett Diane Garrett ... Opal
John Hamilton ... Sour Puss
Claudia Drake ... Pearl
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Storyline

Hot shot motorcycle racer Dusty Weston takes too many chances. He and his design partner Chris Rhodes agree on almost everything, but reporter Eve Drake arrives to do a story. Both men fall for her, endangering their friendship plus Dusty's career. Written by rharlan58

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IT'S MURDER ON WHEELS! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rhodes' room is the same set as occupied by Joseph Cotten in RKO's Walk Softly, Stranger (1950). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) See more »

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Chills and spills in the fast paced world of motorcycle racing!
20 May 2001 | by CinemaArchiveSee all my reviews

Howard Hughes' love of fast machines led to the production of this film, just one year after Marlon Brando starred in "The Wild One". Film centers around the rivalry of motorcycle racers, and the camaraderie of fellow employees of the Barton Motorcycle factory, who builds, and races motorcycles. "Daredevil" racing tactics (ride to win...at any cost!!) of Bill Williams character are questioned by female newspaper journalist who soon gets enlightened, and also does some enlightening of her own. A must see for early motorcycle fans as film is jam packed with vintage cycles! Also interesting to note: Howard Hughes penchant for having "busty" women in his films is made more than obvious in this film with cameras and women placed at strategic angles to fully accentuate the female bystanders shapes during crowd / spectator scenes in this film.


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