Motor Madness (film)

Motor Madness is a 1937 American drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman.[1]

Motor Madness
Directed byD. Ross Lederman
Written byFred Niblo Jr.
Grace Neville
StarringJoseph Allen
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byByron Robinson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 5, 1937 (1937-04-05)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


After speedboat racing champion Joe Dunn wins a preliminary race, he is offered a bribe to deliberately lose the race for the championship. A fight ensues, Joe is jailed and his girlfriend, Peggy McNeil, replaces him in the race.

Peggy crashes the boat and is seriously injured. Joe gets out of jail and desperately seeks money to pay for an operation to save Peggy's life.



  1. "Motor Madness". New York Times. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
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