Burn 'em up Barnes

Burn 'em up Barnes

Director: George Andre Beranger Cast: Johnny Hines, Edmund Breese, George Fawcett


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Burn 'em up Barnes

After making a hit in the Torchy series of two-reelers, Johnny Hines chose this lively picture as his first full-length comedy. It was one of the year's hits. Young Barnes (Hines) is called "Burn 'Em Up" because of his love for fast driving, both on the track and on the street -- much to the annoyance of the local traffic cops. When Barnes shows no interest in business, he gets in an argument with his father, a millionaire car manufacturer (J. Barney Sherry), and leaves home. Almost immediately he is attacked by a gang of thugs who steal his clothes and toss him, unconscious, into a freight car. When he comes to, Barnes meets two tramps (Edmund Breese and George Fawcett) who adopt him as one of their own. The three of them land in a small town where Barnes falls in love with Madge (Betty Carpenter), the daughter of the town's bank president (Richard Thorpe). He has competition for the girl's affection, however, and his rival is glad to see him falsely arrested for kidnapping a baby. But through a series of adventures and misadventures, Barnes manages to prove his innocence and he winds up in a race which wins him a nice sum of money. This picture was remade as both a serial and a feature in 1934.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0089218766892
Original Release: 1921
Source: Alpha Video
Sound: [silent]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Hines "Burn 'Em Up" Bames
Edmund Breese "King" Cole
George Fawcett An Eccentric Trump
J. Barney Sherry Whitney Bomes
Julia Swayne Gordon Mrs. Whitney Barnes
Richard Thorpe Stephen Thompson
Harry L. Fraser Francies Jones
Matthew Betz Actor
Betty Carpenter Actor
Dorothy Leeds Actor
Billy Boy Swinton Actor

Technical Credits
George Andre Beranger Director
Johnny Hines Director
George J. Amy Editor
Ted Beasley Cinematographer
C.C. Burr Producer
Raymond Schrock Screenwriter
Ned Van Buren Cinematographer
Hal Young Cinematographer

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