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Paul Carpenter ...
Larry Duke
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Katie Glebe
Susan Shaw ...
Gina
Harry Fowler ...
Monty Albright
Robert Rietty ...
Roberto
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Turk McNeil
Sabrina ...
Trixie
Alma Taylor ...
Nurse Sprott
Patrick Jordan ...
Jack
John McLaren
Lorrae Desmond ...
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Doreen Locke
Kim Parker
John Pike
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The film ends with a shot of a car driving away from a garage, and the forecourt attendant turning over the garage's revolving Open/Closed sign, from "Open" to "The End". See more »

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Rather nondescript British crime film
24 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A rather nondescript British crime film, directed by the ubiquitous Wolf Rilla and starring the equally ubiquitous Paul Carpenter who plays a stock car driver who becomes involved with the fortunes of a small garage being run by the daughter of a man who recently died. The problem for her is that her father died with debts and a small-time gangster is now eager to see them repaid.

STOCK CAR is very much a product of its time, with a few elements of interest threaded through an otherwise average narrative. The stuff that takes place in the garage is quite interesting, but the stock car races that prop up the plot - particularly in the second half - are dull and rather unworkable.

At least the film has a good little cast to recommend it. Carpenter aside, we get the cool and level-headed Rona Anderson as the new garage owner and the pretty Sabrina playing a girlfriend of one of the criminals. Paul Whitsun-Jones is the crude villain of the piece and Harry Fowler one of his henchmen. Further down the cast list is Frank Thornton as a doctor. However, my favourite role is that of Robert Rietty as the dependable Italian garage worker; Rietty really shines in this part, building up a multi-layered and likable character.


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