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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Youth on the loose!
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Did You Know?
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
Bronc is having a drink and slams it down and puts down an empty glass. Officer Ben starts talking to him and the camera cuts back to Bronc and he has soda in his glass again. See more
Referenced in Watching the Detectives