Red Hot Tires
Red Hot Tires poster 1925.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byErle C. Kenton
Written byEdward T. Lowe, Jr. (scenario)
Story byGregory Rogers (Daryl Zanuck)
Produced byHarry Warner
StarringMonte Blue
Patsy Ruth Miller
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 31, 1925 (1925-10-31)
Running time
7 reels
(6,660 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Red Hot Tires is a 1925 American silent comedy film produced and released by Warner Brothers. The film was based on a story written by Darryl Zanuck, under the pseudonym Gregory Rogers, and directed by Erle C. Kenton. The film stars Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller.[1][2]

Ten years later, Warner Bros. released 1935 film with the same title, which unrelated to the 1925 version.


As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] Al Jones (Blue) sees a Elizabeth Lowden (Miller) and becomes so infatuated with her that he runs his car into a steam roller. As he expresses it afterwards, every time he sees her something happens. Her father (Esmelton) is chief of police and, to cure her of speeding, he puts her in jail. Jones demands the same treatment and is accommodated, but gets out first and strives to get back in only to find that the young woman has been released. He then has a hard time getting out. Crooks kidnap Elizabeth and Jones, overcoming his fear of automobiles since his first accident, gives chase, fights all over the house in which they take refuge, and finally licks the crooks and wins the affections of Elizabeth.



A copy of Red Hot Tires is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[4]


  1. ^ Red Hot Tires at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Red Hot Tires
  3. ^ Sewell, Charles S. (November 7, 1925). "Through the Box Office Window: Red Hot Tires; Farce Comedy Starring Monte Blue Works Up To A Climax That Both Thrills and Amuses". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 77 (1): 60. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Film Feature Catalog: Red Hot Tires