DirectorA. Edward Sutherland Music directorGerard Carbonara Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateFebruary 1, 1930 (1930-02-01) WriterGrover Jones (story), William Slavens McNutt (story), Grover Jones (scenario), William Slavens McNutt (scenario) GenresAction Film, Romance Film, Crime film, Sports CastRichard Arlen (Lou Larrigan), Mary Brian (Ruth Morgan), Francis McDonald ('Bullet' McGhan), Sam Hardy (Windy 'Wally' Wallace), Charles Sellon (James R. Morgan), Tully Marshall (Dave Gentry) Similar moviesRelated A Edward Sutherland movies
Burning Up is a 1930 American Pre-Code action film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and written by Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt. The film stars Richard Arlen as a racing driver and Mary Brian as his love interest, the daughter of a fellow driver. An early talkie, the film also features motorcycle stunts, and also stars Francis McDonald, Sam Hardy, Charles Sellon, and Tully Marshall. The film was released on February 1, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.
The film was made in an effort by Paramount's Jesse L. Lasky to emulate the success of earlier racing films made by the late Wallace Reid, "emulating Wally's films almost exactly", and with director Allen Sigler having "filmed the racing scenes exactly as Wally's had been done". One review described it as "the old racing-car scenario brought up to date with sound and talk".