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Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  July 1956 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Lori Nelson ...
Lisa Vernon
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Det. Ben Merrill
John Smith ...
Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews ...
Bronc Talbott
Roxanne Arlen ...
L.P.
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Flat Top
Fred Essler ...
Yo-Yo
Eddie Ryder ...
Two Tanks
Carolyn Kearney ...
Judy
Del Erickson ...
Steve Northrup
Russell Thorson ...
Detective Captain (as Russ Thorson)
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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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Youth on the loose! See more »

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July 1956 (USA)  »

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Agria thilyka se trohous thanatou  »

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Trivia

In 1956, American International Pictures released this film on a double bill with Girls in Prison (1956). See more »

Goofs

When fight starts in YoYo's near end of film, YoYo gets excited and tells Jeff's girl to call the police. When he reaches out to get her attention he grabs her left breast, putting his hand all over it. She seems a little startled!! LOL!. See more »

Quotes

L.P.: Okay, I made a mistake.
Two Tanks: YOUR PARENTS made a mistake.
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Excellent 1950's B-movie!
18 February 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film will take you back to the days of rock and roll, jukeboxes and of course, hot rods. Well acted (especially by John Smith) and Lori Nelson is real easy to look at (although you might prefer her cool '55 T-bird). It's also fun to watch a pre-Riddler Frank Gorshin in one of his early roles. Get ready to to roll up your sleeves and grease your hair back while you watch "Hot Rod Girl".


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