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Joan Blondell in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932)

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Ann Dvorak and Joan Blondell in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)

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Ann Dvorak and Joan Blondell in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932).  Ann so impressed Howard Hawks in Scarface that he cast her in The Crowd Roars.  The only other actresses who worked for Hawks more than once were Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Charlene Holt.

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Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak are both dating auto racing drivers in The Crowd Roars (1932).  He used a similar story, only with three women, in Red Line 7000 (1965).

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Ann Dvorak was one of the four co-stars of The Crowd Roars (1932) with Joan Blondell, James Cagney and Eric Linden.  It was her second film with Howard Hawks, after making a strong impression in Scarface (1932).   Ann worked steadily in Hollywood until 1952.  Her last few credits were on tv.

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Joan Blondell and James Cagney pose for The Crowd Roars (1932)

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James Cagney and Joan Blondell in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932).  They made seven films together at Warner Brothers from 1930 to 1934.

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Joan Blondell as Ann Scott in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932).

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Joan Blondell flashes a leg to a preoccupied Ann Dvorak in The Crowd Roars (1932).  Ann got her big break with Howard Hawks in Scarface (1932), filmed in 1930.

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brothers in conflict with their concerned women in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932).

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Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak are dating auto racing brothers in The Crowd Roars (1932).

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Eric Linden and Joan Blondell in The Crowd Roars (1932).

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James Cagney is not happy with his kid brother and his girl Joan Blondell in The Crowd Roars (1932).

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James Cagney, Joan Blondell and Frank McHugh behind the scenes of The Crowd Roars (1932).

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The Crowd Roars (1932) is one of two Howard Hawks films set in the world of auto racing.  He returned in 1965 for Red Line 7000.