Speedway (1929 film)

Speedway is a 1929 silent film about a car racer who clashes with his father, also a driver, at the Indianapolis Speedway.

Directed byHarry Beaumont
Written byByron Morgan (also story)
Alfred Block
Ann Price
Joseph Farnham (titles)
StarringWilliam Haines
Anita Page
Ernest Torrence
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byGeorge Hively
Release date
  • September 7, 1929 (1929-09-07)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Prior to the Indy 500 auto race, Bill Whipple quarrels with his foster father, Jim MacDonald, who is to be one of his rivals that day.

MacDonald suddenly loses his chance to drive because of a heart condition. Whipple's car owner decides to go with another driver, so MacDonald offers his car to Whipple for the race. With victory in sight, Whipple pulls into the pits and lets MacDonald take the checkered flag of victory.


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