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Excuse My Dust (1920)

A top race-car driver leaves the sport to get married and settle down, because his new wife doesn't want him to race anymore. However, not long afterwards his wife takes their infant son ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Byron Morgan (story "The Bear Trap"), Will M. Ritchey
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Reid ... 'Toodles' Walden
Wallace Reid Jr. ... 'Toodles' Walden Jr. (as William Wallace Reid Jr.)
Ann Little ... Dorothy Ward Walden
Theodore Roberts ... J.D. Ward
Guy Oliver ... Darby
Otto Brower Otto Brower ... Max Henderson
Tully Marshall ... President Mutchler
Walter Long ... Ritz
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A top race-car driver leaves the sport to get married and settle down, because his new wife doesn't want him to race anymore. However, not long afterwards his wife takes their infant son and leaves him to go to San Francisco. The husband gets word that his son is seriously ill in San Francisco, but he has no way to get there. Just in the nick of time, however, the racer's father-in-law just happens to have developed a new car for a cross-country race--to San Francisco! Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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automobile racing | sequel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den glade Chauffør See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Follows The Roaring Road (1919) See more »

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The Roaring Road (and Son)
26 November 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In "The Roaring Road" (1919) ********, you might recall, Wallace Reid (as Walter Thomas "Toodles" Walden) set the auto record from Los Angeles to San Francisco. He also won a wife, Ann Little (as Dorothy). Ms. Little has convinced Mr. Reid to give up dangerous car-racing; now, he is the manager of her father, Theodore Roberts (as J.D. "The Bear" Ward)'s, company. Reid has settled into domestic tranquility, but will a threat to his old record (and sick kid) tempt him into revisiting the dangerous game of auto racing? Hint: the film is titled "Excuse My Dust!"

As a sequel, speed writer Byron Morgan's story is more contrived and unimaginative than his other "speed flicks". The cars are better displayed than earlier, however; and, Tully Marshall (as Mutchler) is a welcome addition to the returning cast. One scene, where Reid nearly kills his son, is rather more uncomfortable than exciting; some audiences may have thought Wally, Dorothy, and Junior were the real Reid family.


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