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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.


(original story and screenplay) (as John McGreevy)

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Complete credited cast:
Lisa Vernon
Det. Ben Merrill
Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews ...
Bronc Talbott
Flat Top
Fred Essler ...
Eddie Ryder ...
Two Tanks
Carolyn Kearney ...
Del Erickson ...
Steve Northrup
Russell Thorson ...
Detective Captain (as Russ Thorson)
Henry Frye


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)  »

Also Known As:

Agria thilyka se trohous thanatou  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Flat Top: We think and we don't say it, L.P. You say it and don't think.
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Referenced in Gesichter Des Todes VII (1992) See more »

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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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