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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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July 1956 (USA)  »

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

L.P.: Okay, I made a mistake.
Two Tanks: YOUR PARENTS made a mistake.
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This is a great little movie! A Gem!
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this with a buddy of mine and can't believe how thoroughly enjoyable it was. I paid a buck for it !!!!! And the DVD even had another hot rod flick which I haven't even seen yet (T-Bird Gang).

I think you'll enjoy this and find yourself longing for the good-old days of the 1950s All the old cars, nostalgia, hamburg joints, great scenery which includes the mountains of the San Fernando Valley and a great- looking Lori Nelson.

This is truly a good little movie, a gem ... if you can find this, buy it (it shouldn't cost hardly anything if you are a lucky enough to find it). Truly a gem. Enjoy !!


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