Dragstrip Riot (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Teenager Rick Martin (Gary Clarke) promises his loving mom (Fay Wray) that he won't get into any fights any more-certainly no fights like the one that put him in jail a few months back. But Rick can't seem to stay out of trouble, especially when a bunch of motorcycle punks begin harrassing his drag-racing pals. During a fracas, one of the cyclists is killed, and the cops naturally blame Rick. He has to spend the rest of the film (which, at 68 minutes, isn't a lot of time) proving his innocence. Dragstrip Riot was originally released on a double bill with The Cool and the Crazy.



delinquency, drag-racing, gangster, killing, motorcycle, rampage, rebel-without-a-cause, rival, teenagers