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Dragstrip Riot (1958)

After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the ... See full summary »

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David Bradley

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George Hodgins (screenplay), O'Dale Ireland (story) (as O. Dale Ireland) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Lime ... Janet Pearson
Gary Clarke ... Rick Martin
Fay Wray ... Norma Martin / Mrs. Martin
Bob Turnbull Bob Turnbull ... Bart Thorson
Connie Stevens ... Marge
John Garwood ... Silva (as Gabe DeLutri)
Stanley Dyrector Stanley Dyrector ... Cliff (as Marcus Dyrector)
Ted Wedderspoon Ted Wedderspoon ... Gramps
Barry Truex Barry Truex ... Gordie
Marilyn Carroll ... Rae
Marlo Ryan Marlo Ryan ... Helen (as Marla Ryan)
Tony Butala Tony Butala ... Joe (as Tony Butula)
Carolyn Mitchell Carolyn Mitchell ... Betty
Steve Ihnat ... Dutch
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... Gary
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After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the beach riot, where the real culprit is unmasked and retaliates with his spear gun. Written by alfiehitchie

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Motorcycle gangs, hot rodders, death, romance and redemption! See more »

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Action | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reckless Age See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Transworld Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Better Than I Expected
13 July 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Relatively new in town, a teenager by the name of "Rick Martin" (Gary Clarke) has taken up drag-racing with some friends and has spent a lot of time getting ready for an upcoming race. Just prior to this race he also becomes romantically involved with a beautiful young lady named "Janet Pearson" (Yvonne Lime). What he doesn't know is that another guy within the same motorcycle club named "Bart Thorsen" (Bob Turnbull) also had eyes for Janet and is now extremely jealous of Rick. So when the leader of a local motorcycle gang gets into a fight with Rick over Janet, Bart decides to maliciously take advantage of this situation in order to get to Janet. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this 50's hot rod movie turned out to be better than I expected. The acting was solid enough and the plot contained one interesting scene after another which kept my attention throughout the movie. Likewise, it certainly didn't hurt to have several attractive young actresses like Connie Stevens (as "Marge") and the aforementioned Yvonne Lime. In short, while this certainly isn't a great movie by any means, I enjoyed it and as a result I rate it as slightly above average.


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