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...
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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
Devil's Hairpin World Premiere was at the Victory Drive In Theater in North Hollywood California with Cornel Wilde and co-star 'Jean Wallace' making a personal appearance driving a custom race car. See more »
I was present when some of this film was shot on location at Paramount Ranch in 1956.
The sports cars used were rented from drivers currently racing in Southern California. Nick's car was Chuck Porter's 300SLS - a special built on a Mercedes 300SL chassis. The appearance of the car was modified a bit for the movie, however.
My dad's AC Bristol, the black and turquoise car, #59 was driven in the movie shots by his driver, Bob Oker who raced the car very successfully.
I saw the movie when it premiered in Los Angeles. I'm afraid we did not think it was a very accurate portrayal of the racing scene, nor a very good movie. It's interesting to see the other reviewers opinions. I'm glad they like it. I have seen the movie available on DVD (a poor color-faded copy, with scratches - probably taped from a TV presentation - a bootleg version).
I like the movie for the racing scenes, memories.
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