Burning Up (film)
Burning Up is a 1930 American Pre-Code action film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and written by Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt. The film stars Richard Arlen as a racing driver and Mary Brian as his love interest, the daughter of a fellow driver. An early talkie, the film also features motorcycle stunts, and also stars Francis McDonald, Sam Hardy, Charles Sellon, and Tully Marshall. The film was released on February 1, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.
|Directed by||A. Edward Sutherland|
|Screenplay by||Grover Jones|
William Slavens McNutt
|Music by||Gerard Carbonara|
|Cinematography||Allen G. Siegler|
|Edited by||Richard H. Digges Jr.|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The film was made in an effort by Paramount's Jesse L. Lasky to emulate the success of earlier racing films made by the late Wallace Reid, "emulating Wally's films almost exactly", and with director Allen Sigler having "filmed the racing scenes exactly as Wally's had been done". One review described it as "the old racing-car scenario brought up to date with sound and talk".
- John Douglas Eames, The Paramount story (1985), p. 75.
- E.J. Fleming, Wallace Reid: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Idol (2013), p. 235.
- Outlook and Independent (1930), Vol. 154, p. 313.