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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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Lisa Vernon
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Det. Ben Merrill
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Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews ...
Bronc Talbott
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L.P.
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Flat Top
Fred Essler ...
Yo-Yo
Eddie Ryder ...
Two Tanks
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Judy
Del Erickson ...
Steve Northrup
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Henry Frye
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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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Frank Gorshin would reteam with director Leslie H. Martinson 10 years later for the movie version of Batman: The Movie (1966) in which he played The Riddler. See more »

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Bronc takes off his right front hubcap for Jeff's inspection. After he fails inspection he drives off mad, and the hubcap is back on, though nobody fixed it back on. See more »

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L.P.: Okay, I made a mistake.
Two Tanks: YOUR PARENTS made a mistake.
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Rent it, Buy it or Steal it !! MUST SEE!
31 July 1999 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Filmed entirely in the San Fernando Valley, CA ... If you want to see what the Valley and early Hot Rodding was like, THIS is the movie for you!! The film opens at the old San Fernando Dragstrip and moves all around the Valley from Northridge to Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Van Nuys Blvd ... If you want a history of what the "Nifty Fifties" was like this is it! ... a forerunner to American Graffitti and Hollywood Knights ... You couldn't re-make this film today if you had 50 million dollars ... A TRUE CLASSIC !!


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