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Hot Rod Girl (1956)

 -  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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Teenage terrorists tearing up the streets! See more »

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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 »

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When Two Tanks is at the hangout, he picks his soda up twice. See more »

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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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