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Hot Rod (1950)

Approved | | Action, Drama | 22 October 1950 (USA)
David Langham, the youngest son of a hot-rod hating father, Judge Langham, buys an old jalopy but, out of respect for his father, doesn't convert it. He changes his mind when Jack Blodgett,... See full summary »

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(as Dan Ullman)
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David Langham (as James Lydon)
Art Baker ...
Judge Langham
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Clarence 'Swifty' Johnson (as Gil Stratton Jr.)
Gloria Winters ...
Janie Evans
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Policeman Joe Langham
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Jack Blodgett
Jean Dean ...
Gloria
Bret Hamilton ...
Paul - Policeman Joe's Partner
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John C. Roberts
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Motorcycle Patrolman
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Holdup Man (as William Vincent)
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David Langham, the youngest son of a hot-rod hating father, Judge Langham, buys an old jalopy but, out of respect for his father, doesn't convert it. He changes his mind when Jack Blodgett, the local speed demon, impresses David's girl, Janie Pitts, and David makes his car the fastest in town. Jack steals David's hot rod, and flees the scene of an accident he causes. The car is traced back to David, but the truth comes out in court, although David's father is still unhappy about the car... until David and his friend, Swifty Johnson, use it to apprehend some escaping robbers. The Judge decides to back a movement for building a hot-rod race track for the town. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Speed-Crazy Kids in Hopped-Up Cars!

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Action | Drama

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A cult movie for car-guys
12 April 2003 | by (Adrian, MI) – See all my reviews

This was required watching in the early 50's when we were building rods & customs. Poor acting, second rate plot, but Oh Those Cars!!! Anyone building a retro-rod today should be able to see this. Too bad we can't get it on tape or DVD


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