After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »
A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him.Written by
It is not easy to make a film where the star is a car, and Roger Corman knew how to do it. The car is the Jaguar XK, probably the 120 and seeing this car on the screen looking brand new makes you realize how once there was a species called "sports cars" that does not exist anymore. Just compare that car with the ultra, over luxurious XKs of today. Another car I was happy to see in the movie was the Triumph TR2. The plot about a fugitive (John Ireland) that kidnaps a woman with a Jag (Dorothy Malone) blends well with the racing scenes, which are excellent. Ireland, driving Malone's car takes part in a race that will end in Mexico, he duels with another Jaguar for the delight of anyone who enjoys motor racing.
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