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.
Fuel Injected Action!
Did You Know?
This film was made in 1959 but not released until 1961 because producer Arch Hall Sr.
was unable to get a distribution deal good enough to enable him to recoup his production costs. Once he made his second film, Eegah
(1962), he was able to combine the two and offer them to distributors as a double feature, thereby getting a good enough deal to cover the costs of both films. See more
The Choppers hook up a tow line to a car they find abandoned on the side of the road, a light-colored 1959 Buick two-door convertible, and tow it to a side road in order to strip it. However, when they come to the end of the road and unhook the car, it has turned into a dark-colored late-1940s four-door sedan. The same Buick again turns up near the end of the picture as the last car they try to strip. See more
[drunkenly, into microphone
I wanna tell the whole world something. Those cops, they ain't gonna take my boy Torch. There ain't enough cops in the whole world to take my boy Torch. You hear me? They ain't gonna take my boy Torch!
[taking away microphone
Ladies and gentlemen, when you pick up your morning newspaper and read about some youngster getting into trouble and wonder why... I think you've heard one good answer.
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Wild Guitar
Up the Creek
Music and Lyrics by Arch Hall Jr.
Sung by Arch Hall Jr. See more