Burn 'Em Up O'Connor

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor is a 1939 race car film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton and Harry Carey. The screenplay was written by Milton Merlin and Byron Morgan from the novel Salute to the Gods by racing driver and journalist Malcolm Campbell. The cinematographer was Lester White and the picture was produced by an uncredited Harry Rapf. The supporting cast features Charley Grapewin, Alan Curtis and Tom Neal, with a brief appearance by Clayton Moore.

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
Directed byEdward Sedgwick
Produced byHarry Rapf
Written byMilton Merlin, Byron Morgan
Based onSalute to the Gods
by Malcolm Campbell
StarringDennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton and Harry Carey
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyLester White
Edited byBen Lewis
Release date
  • January 13, 1939 (1939-01-13) (USA)
Running time
70 minutes


Dennis O'Keefe ... Jerry O'Connor
Cecilia Parker ... Jane Delano
Nat Pendleton ... Buddy Buttle
Harry Carey ... P. G. 'Pinky' Delano
Addison Richards ... Ed Eberhart
Charley Grapewin ... 'Doc' Heath
Alan Curtis ... Jose 'Rocks' Rivera
Tom Neal ... 'Hank' Hogan
Tom Collins ... 'Lefty' Simmons
Frank Orth ... Tim 'Mac' McKelvy
Frank M. Thomas ... Jim Nixon
Si Jenks ... Mr. Jenkins
Clayton Moore ... Hospital Intern (billed as Jack Carlton)

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