Of British derivation and inflection, this drama of a few days in the lives of fair (carnival) people, and particularly...

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Of British derivation and inflection, this drama of a few days in the lives of fair (carnival) people, and particularly Maguire, a boxer, and Racer, speedway champion, bitter and contemptuous and violent after a smash-up. It is Racer, who picks up Lillian in a dance-ball, who leaves her to Maguire, walks out on her. And Racer, desperately determined to compete in a motor-bike race, steals a car which he sells in order to rent a machine to drive in the competition, disappears leaving Maguire and Lillian to cover for him. Maguire, stalling the police until the race, is there to see Racer in his last defiant appearance... A tough overlay for softer sentiments and a certain sympathy for this hybrid world of have-nots, but a general audience is however dubious.

Pub Date: Feb. 10, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948