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Johnny Dark (1954)

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Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark, designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's ... See full summary »

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Johnny Dark
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Liz Fielding
Don Taylor ...
Duke Benson
Paul Kelly ...
William H. 'Scotty' Scott
Ilka Chase ...
Abbie Binns
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James Fielding
Ruth Hampton ...
Miss Border to Border
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Emory
Joe Sawyer ...
Carl Svenson (as Joseph Sawyer)
Robert Nichols ...
Smitty
Pierre Watkin ...
Ed J. Winston
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Ralph Montgomery ...
Morgan
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Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark, designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's granddaughter, steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddy. Written by David Neylon <dneylon@buffnet.net>

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A story of fast cars...reckless women...and sudden danger...and a guy who loved all three!

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16 August 1954 (Japan)  »

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Männer, Mädchen und Motoren  »

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Romance plus exciting car racing for the fans
29 September 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just happened to notice this film was on TV tonight and had never seen it before. Usually I'll watch because of the actors who are in it. Although the movie is mainly about car racing I really did enjoy seeing a youngish Tony Curtis (in the lead as Johnny) and Piper Laurie (as Liz). Both are strong willed so romance isn't easygoing at the start.

Johnny is the auto engineer who is determined to drive his new model race car to win the 2200-mile race from Canada to Mexico and Liz, when she realizes her love for him, supports him entirely.

Lots of action throughout from players and race cars. The speeding cars keep you on the edge of your seat - great film shots from the air and the road as they blaze along from stop to stop during the race.


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