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Release Date: 1932

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Convinced that car racing will ruin his family, race driver Joe Greer (James Cagney) struggles to turn his younger brother, Eddie (Eric Linden), from the sport. When Eddie proves to be a good driver, Joe reluctantly takes him on the road but shelters him from his mistress, Lee (Ann Dvorak). Her friend Anne (Joan Blondell) falls for Eddie, causing the brothers to quarrel and part. Distressed, Joe drunkenly causes a mishap on the track and falls into despair, until Lee comes to his rescue.

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, Billy Arnold, Charlotte Merriam

Director: Howard Hawks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Friendship, Family, Brother, Transformation, Quest, Rivalry, 1930s, Bar, Best friend, Car, Melodramatic