Motor Madness (film)

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Motor Madness
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Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by Fred Niblo Jr.
Grace Neville
Produced by Irving Briskin
Harry L. Decker
Starring Joseph Allen
Rosalind Keith
J.M. Kerrigan
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by Byron Robinson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 5, 1937 (1937-04-05)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Motor Madness is a 1937 American drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Joseph Allen, Rosalind Keith and J.M. Kerrigan. [1]



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, and 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.


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  1. Hal Erickson (2014). "Motor Madness". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.