A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.
Arch Hall Jr.,
John Carradine narrates five horror tales, each with a comically predictable surprise ending. In the first, "The Witches Clock" (sic), The Farrells have purchased an old mansion in Salem ... See full summary »
David L. Hewitt
Lon Chaney Jr.,
When overconfident businessman Mitchell Barnes gets a blowout in a quaint sleepy town all seems normal until he asks the community for a helping hand...What Mitchell gets instead is an ... See full summary »
Michael S. Rodriguez
Robert Allen Mukes,
A mad scientist, who discovered the secret of eternal youth by draining of blood from a young woman, gets executed. His ancestor moves into the home, eventually discovering the scientist's body. He revives him, and the terror continues.
It starts off seriously enough, with three thugs robbing an innocent young woman at night in the city, but then switches to Vin Saxon and Carolyn Brandt doing a goofy Elvis-like rock 'n ... See full summary »
The few photos on the walls of McCauley's office include those of Mitch Miller, Leslie Uggams and several other publicity pictures from Miller's television show Sing Along with Mitch (1961)--an odd array of talent for a man who is supposed to be a rock-'n'-roll promoter, especially since Miller, who was also the longtime A&R man at Columbia Records, made it well-known that he hated rock music and it was many years before he allowed rock singers to record for Columbia. Several of the same photos are also visible on the walls of the diner. See more »
When Bud is walking across Hollywood Boulevard he drops his suitcase and his clothes fall on the street. As he bends over to pick the up, the screeching of a car's brakes can be heard, and Bud looks up in fear as the scene cuts to a close-up of the front end of a large white 1959 Cadillac coming to an abrupt stop. The next scene is a long shot of Bud picking up his clothes, but the car in front of him is a small, dark-colored English Morris Minor. See more »
This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.
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Okay, I'll admit it...I've actually got kind of a soft spot for "Wild Guitar." It comes off as more polished and sincere than Mr. Hall's predecessor film. And there is a certain amount of charm to the film, courtesy of Miss Nancy Czar. She's no dancer, but her performance is natural. Incidentally, Miss Czar was in real life a figure skater. In the early 60s she supposedly missed a flight that killed others on the USA skating team. Her reward for failing to make the flight? The leading lady role in "Wild Guitar!"
Filmed after "Eegah!", "Wild Guitar" is no sequel. And that's a good thing. Budgeted at $15K, "Eegah!" couldn't help but make money, and so was spawned "Wild Guitar" - at an incredible $30,000 budget!
Despite the small budget, the quality of the film is much better than "Eegah!" In "Wild Guitar," they could afford to record voices live, not dubbed as in "Eegah!" They saved cash by filming in black and white - money that was better spent in actually coming up with halfway decent sets.
Okay. So "Wild Guitar" isn't a classic. But it's probably the best of the Arch Hall films. It even boasts an appearance by the woman who accused Greg Brady of smoking in that classic "Brady Bunch" episode! Here, in "Wild Guitar," she plays a short order cook. It's also decently directed by Mr. Ray Dennis Steckler.
But is that REALLY Robert Crumb, the underground cartoonist, as Don Proctor???
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