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Indianapolis Speedway is a 1939 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Sig Herzig and Wally Kline.The film stars Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, John Payne, Gale Page, Frank McHugh and Grace Stafford. The film was released by Warner Bros. on August 5, 1939.[1][2]

Indianapolis Speedway
Indianapolis Speedway poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Produced byMax Siegel
Screenplay bySig Herzig
Wally Kline
Story byHoward Hawks
StarringAnn Sheridan
Pat O'Brien
John Payne
Gale Page
Frank McHugh
Grace Stafford
Music byAdolph Deutsch
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byWilliam Holmes
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 5, 1939 (1939-08-05)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

This film is a remake of The Crowd Roars, which starred James Cagney.



Two auto racing brothers become rivals on the racetrack when the older brother tries to keep his younger one from dropping out of school and becoming a driver too. The stubborn younger brother just gets behind the wheel of someone else's car and the race is on. During the reckless running of the race, the older brother's best friend is killed precipitating the beginning of the end for the older driver.[3]



  1. ^ "Indianapolis Speedway (1939) - Overview". 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-07-15). "Movie Review - Indianapolis Speedway - THE SCREEN; The Warners Present a Slow Charged Racing Melodrama in 'Indianapolis Speedway,' at the Strand". Retrieved 2015-09-04.
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