Speed to Spare

Speed to Spare is a 1948 American drama film directed by William Berke, written by Milton Raison, and starring Richard Arlen, Jean Rogers, Richard Travis, Roscoe Karns, Nanette Parks and Pat Phelan. It was released on May 14, 1948, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is unrelated to the same-titled auto-racing drama made by Columbia in 1937.

Speed to Spare
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Berke
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
Screenplay byMilton Raison
StarringRichard Arlen
Jean Rogers
Richard Travis
Roscoe Karns
Nanette Parks
Pat Phelan
Music byDarrell Calker
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byMonty Pearce
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 14, 1948 (1948-05-14)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States


Cliff Jordan, a stunt driver, accepts a job driving trucks for Jerry McGee, who is now married to Cliff's former love Mary. A rival, Pusher Wilkes, begins sabotaging Jerry's big rigs, placing Cliff in grave danger on the highway.



The film was known as High Speed.[3]


  1. "Speed to Spare (1948) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  2. "Speed-to-Spare - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  3. DRAMA AND FILM: Historic Sea Disaster Due for Visualization Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 3 Feb 1947: A2.

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