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Dragstrip Girl (1957)

Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (screenplay), Lou Rusoff (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fay Spain ... Louise Blake
Steven Terrell Steven Terrell ... Jim Donaldson (as Steve Terrell)
John Ashley ... Fred Armstrong
Frank Gorshin ... Tommy Burns
Russ Bender ... Police Lt. Bradley
Tommy Ivo ... Rick Camden
Grazia Narciso Grazia Narciso ... Mama
Tito Vuolo ... Papa
Dorothy Bruce Dorothy Bruce ... Anna Blake
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... Sam Blake
Bill Welsh ... Bill Welsh--Drag Race Announcer
Carla Merey Carla Merey ... Terri
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Ben Smith--Kid with Glasses
George Dockstader George Dockstader ... Sarge--Motorcycle Cop
Edmund Cobb ... Drag Race Trials Caller
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Storyline

Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.

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Car Crazy!...Speed Crazy!...Boy Crazy!

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benzin i blodet See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In August 1957, this film was being shown on a double bill with another American International film targeting the teen market, Rock All Night (1957). See more »

Quotes

Tommy Burns: [singing] She's my Dragstrip Girl with a streamlined chassis Got a set of pipes and a grille that's classy - Dragstrip Baby Flip a switch and she'll start to go Her motor starts a-sparkin and she can't say no - Dragstrip Baby She's my Dragstrip Girl with a fuel-injection blast She may not have a future, but I'll see she gets a past! Dragstrip Baby of mi-i-ine...
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Corny but Kool!
24 May 2008 | by koolcarsSee all my reviews

I've seen this film about 25 times, not for the acting or writing but for the cars! Although, Frank Gorshin is hilarious in this film. The plot is simple although not 100% believable, Fay Spain plays a hot rodder who moves from Salt like City to LA or as it's known in the film, "Hotrodville". She has a drag race in her '28 Model A roadster with a triple carb flathead with Tommy Ivo's famous Buick powered T bucket in the first scene. Truth be known, not many chicks had rods in the 50's let alone drag raced them on city streets. The rest of the film is her being wooed by rich kid John Ashley and poor but honest Steve Terrel. There are some great drag racing and circle track racing scenes in this film with real 50's hot rods. Tommy Ivo is in the film as John Ashley's accomplice and there is an ironic scene where he and Ashley break into the garage and steal Ivo's car but in the film the car is owned and driven by Steve Terrel! Tommy Ivo told me that the filming of this movie killed the engine in his car because it overheated between takes because it was idling waiting for the camera to roll. The car John Ashley drives in the film is a chopped and channeled Model a roadster with a 4 carb flathead engine. Frank Gorshin and his sexy Marilyn Monroe look-a-like girlfriend drive a '27 Model T roadster with a flathead engine. I have to warn you, the beginning of the movie has one of the corniest race scenes ever!


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