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Hot Rods to Hell
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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Kent (screenplay)
Alex Gaby (short story)
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Release Date:
27 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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Hotter than Hell's Angels! See more »
Plot:
While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dana Andrews ... Tom Phillips

Jeanne Crain ... Peg Phillips

Mimsy Farmer ... Gloria
Laurie Mock ... Tina Phillips
Paul Bertoya ... Duke
Gene Kirkwood ... Ernie

Jeffrey Byron ... Jamie Phillips (as Tim Stafford)
George Ives ... Lank Dailey
Hortense Petra ... Wife at Picnic
William Mims ... Man at Picnic
Paul Genge ... Policeman
Peter Oliphant ... Little Boy
Harry Hickox ... Bill Phillips
Charles P. Thompson ... Charley
Mickey Rooney Jr. ... Combo Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stuart Nisbet ... Surgeon (uncredited)

Liz Renay ... Hazel (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man Seated at Bar (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Brahm 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Kent (screenplay)

Alex Gaby (short story)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karger 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Merrill Pye 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bobby Stone .... unit production manager (as Robert Stone)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James Havens)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
Carroll L. Shepphird .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fred Karger .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jerome F. Katzman .... assistant to producer (as Jerome Katzman)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"52 Miles to Terror" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:100 min (Turner library print)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 (1991) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:Approved (PCA #21249)

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Trivia:
This film was originally announced by MGM in July 1955 as another juvenile delinquent drama to follow up on the box-office success of Blackboard Jungle (1955). The studio had purchased the short story "The Red Car" by Alex Gaby prior to its publication (as "Fifty-Two Miles to Terror") in the January 14, 1956, issue of "The Saturday Evening Post". The January 20, 1956, New York Times reported that Richard Thorpe was set to direct the screenplay by Rod Serling, with studio head Dore Schary personally producing the picture. On March 24 the Times reported that the project was "postponed indefinitely" and "casting difficulties were cited as the reason for the decision to halt preparations."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Backdrop image at end of film where Wife and children are standing is a picture of Arizona desert filled with Saguaro Cacti when the previous and post shots are clearly made in the So. California Mojave desert with Joshua trees everywhere.See more »
Quotes:
Highway Patrol officer:Do you know what he did with that ticket I gave him? He and his son played tic-tac-toe on the back of it. You'd think people would grow up enough to know that the law doesn't belong to the cops; it belongs to them!See more »

FAQ

What year is the Corvette used in the film?
What about the "T" hot rod. I'd like to know more about it.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Mindless Stuff, 2 July 2010
Author: EW-3 from United States

Such an idiotic movie. You can tell after just the first five minutes that it was destined as the second feature in the drive-in theater, to be appreciated only by patrons whose absolute last purpose for being there was to actually watch a movie. How a serious actor like Dana Andrews ever allowed himself to be part of this garbage is beyond me. I suppose the "So bad it's good" saying can apply here, although one usually reserves that characterization for science fiction and horror movies. Nevertheless, a lot of scenes and lines are so moronic, they will make you burst out laughing.

In one, for instance, the terrorized family is being chased down a highway when they suddenly see a sign for a restaurant. Instantly, their terror turns to joy and relief. "People will be there!" they say, never bothering to think what exactly the restaurant's patrons would do for them in such a situation. But soon, their joy turns into disappointment when they find the restaurant to be out of business and long abandoned! But alas, the father (Dana Andrews) sees a glimmer of hope: a rusted- out public phone sign! "There may be a phone inside!" he yells to his wife, and desperately, he proceeds to break down the boarded up doorway, assuming, as I'm sure anyone would, that the phone company routinely maintains and collects money from phones left inside boarded-up, abandoned buildings. One of the stupidest scenes I've ever witnessed on any film at any time.

The moralizing Dragnet-style cop was also worth a few laughs, as well as the drunk to whom he gives both a ticket and a little lecture. And what the heck is it with that strange Tyrolian-like hat that one kid was wearing? Really weird film.

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