Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, March 27, 2017


Jack Mulhall's film career lasted for fifty years, from 1910 to 1959, with 447 credits (including television) on IMDb.  Many of his roles were uncredited, so most people would be excused if they didn't recognize his name.  He had bit roles in such landmark films as Around the World in Eighty Days, The Man with the Golden Arm, My Friend Irma, and The Glass Key.  He starred as Craig Kennedy in the 15-episode serial The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand and he had the title role in this 12-episode serial.

"Burn-em-Up" (sometimes with hyphens, sometimes not) Barnes is a race car driver who comes to the aid of bus line owner Marjorie Temple (Lola Lane, Deadline at Dawn) when a gang of crooks go after supposedly worthless land she owns.  Helping Barnes is his teenaged buddy, Bobby Riley (Frankie Darro,  The Phantom Empire).  Also in the cast was Jason Robards, Sr. (who was billed just as Jason Robarts because his son -- being twelve -- was not yet Jason Robards.)

A lot of cars.  A lot of racing.  A lot of cliffhangers.

Below is the first episode, with links to take you to the remaining eleven episodes.


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