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Blonde Comet

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Blonde Comet
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A 1941 feature film about a female Grand Prix race car driver who competes in Europe, returns to America and finds love with another racer. Starring Barney Oldfield as himself in third billing behind the main couple.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Blonde Comet page on 18 August 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Blonde Comet is a 1941 racing movie directed by William Beaudine and starring Virginia Vale as a female racing driver who competes all over Europe then returns to America where she finds romance with a male driver (Robert Kent) against whom she races. Race driver Barney Oldfield plays himself in a large role billed third under Vale and Kent.

Virginia Vale - Beverly Blake
Robert Kent - Jim Flynn
Barney Oldfield - Himself
Vince Barnett - Curly
William Halligan - Cannonball Blake
Joey Ray - Red Stewart
Red Knight - Tex
Diana Hughes - Jennie


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Beverly Blake (Virginia Vale), the 'Blonde Comet," and the daughter of a tire-manufacturer (William Halligan), gets behind the wheel of a race-car, and is soon tearing up the tracks and winning races in Italy, France and Germany (obviously prior to 1938 when those countries were no longer running international car races in Europe.)
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