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The Devil's Hairpin (1957)

Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day... See full summary »

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A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari ... See full summary »

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Nick Jargin
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Kelly James
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Danny Rhinegold
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Mrs. Jargin
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Doc Addams
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Johnny Jargin
Gerald Milton ...
Mike Houston
Ross Bagdasarian ...
Tani Ritter
Jack Kosslyn ...
Tony Boari
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Chico Martinez
Louis Wilde ...
The Parrot
Jack Latham ...
Race Announcer
Mabel Rea ...
Redhead (as Mabel Lillian Rae)
Dorene Porter ...
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Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day, Tony Boari, a new champion racer, challenges him. Nick returns to competition and this time around he will have not only to beat his new rival but also his own demons. Kelly, her pretty lover, and Mrs. Jargin, his no-nonsense mother will help him to. Written by Guy Bellinger

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4 October 1957 (USA)  »

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Die Teufelskurve  »

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(Westrex Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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In Oct. 1957, this film was being shown on a double bill with Short Cut to Hell (1957), largely on the drive-in theater circuit. See more »

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Swing It Just a Little More
Written by Ross Bagdasarian and Cornel Wilde
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why I liked the film
6 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a story of an ex-racing driver, played by Cornel Wilde, who is not a very likeable person. As the story develops and this driver must run a final race, I found myself cheering for him to win. The final racing scenes makeup for an otherwise uneventful movie. Cornel Wilde did a very good job in the lead role. I would purchase this movie if it were available.


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