The Devil on Wheels (1947)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Darryl Hickman, older brother of Dobie Gillis star Duane, toplines this campy juvenile delinquency film directed by Crane Wilbur (The Bat). The plot concerns a group of teenagers who hold illegal drag-races, often leading to death and police involvement. Terry Moore, using the name "Jan Ford," appears as Rusty, who is locked in a morgue overnight. The hip lingo will be hilarious to modern viewers, although Wilbur's typically atmospheric use of light and shadow give the film a hard-boiled edge.

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car, accident, club [organization], driver, family, father, habit [custom], hit-and-run, hot-rod, mother, racing, recklessness, reputation, teenagers, victim, wheels