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.,
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 »
Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree.
Ray Dennis Steckler
Ray Dennis Steckler,
A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car,... See full summary »
There are many props and posters from Eegah (1962) which also starred Arch Hall Jr., and was released earlier in the year. 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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People who claim flicks like this to be bad movies are often judging them by unfair standards. Yes, they are not on a level with the works of Kurosawa or Bergman. However, they were never meant to be. The filmmakers didn't intend them to be metaphorical, soul searching, avant-garde epics. These films were made with the intent to be passable entertainment that could make the producers a buck. This is exploitation cinema. And by those standards, "Wild Guitar" is passable entertainment that probably made a buck.
I know many people won't admit it, but I'm a fan of Arch Hall Jr. I've seen four of his films and own the "Wild Guitar" compilation off Norton Records. Hes one of the least attractive "teen idols" ever caught on camera, but is full of likable charms. Hes campy, bewildered, and innocent. The sheer datedness of films such as this are what make them appeal to viewers. Yes, the screenplay is naive and far fetched just like the hero. Takes film like this for what they are. I'd rather watch "Wild Guitar" than "Titanic" or "Lord of the Rings" any day. (5/10)
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