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Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | July 1956 (USA)
After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.

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John McGreevey (original story and screenplay) (as John McGreevy)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lori Nelson ... Lisa Vernon
Chuck Connors ... Det. Ben Merrill
John Smith ... Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews Mark Andrews ... Bronc Talbott
Roxanne Arlen ... L.P.
Frank Gorshin ... Flat Top
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Yo-Yo
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Two Tanks
Carolyn Kearney ... Judy
Del Erickson Del Erickson ... Steve Northrup
Russell Thorson ... Detective Captain (as Russ Thorson)
Dabbs Greer ... Henry Frye
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Storyline

When his younger brother, Steve, is killed racing a hot-rod, Jeff Northup blames himself for the accident since he had built the car for his brother and had encouraged him to race it, with other boys on a special course provided by police detective Ben Merrill, who is working to reduce the city's hot-rod fatalities by providing supervision for the dangerous hobby. Jeff withdraws from participating in races on Merrill's course and, without his leadership, revert to racing on the streets. "Bronc" Talbott, a newcomers, makes a play for Jeff's girlfriend, Lisa Vernon. Eventually, the taunting-Talbott forces Jeff into a race which results in the death of a bicycling child, and evidence seems to indicate Jeff was at fault. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Are These Our Children? Teenage terrorists tearing up the streets! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria thilyka se trohous thanatou See more »

Filming Locations:

San Fernando, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nacirema Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 1955 Thunderbird that Lori Nelson drives was actually her own car. The script called for her to drive a sports car but there wasn't enough money in the budget to rent one, so she offered to drive her own car, which the company gratefully accepted. See more »

Goofs

When Two Tanks is at the hangout, he picks his soda up twice. See more »

Quotes

L.P.: Okay, I made a mistake.
Two Tanks: YOUR PARENTS made a mistake.
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Referenced in Gesichter Des Todes VII (1992) See more »

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Best damn hot-rod movie ever
10 January 1999 | by elvis-30See all my reviews

Filmed in the San Fernando Valley at the time hot-rods and cruisin' Van Nuys Blvd was really happening!

Shots of the San Fernando Drag Strip are priceless to anyone who was there.

Why isn't this availble on VHS?????


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