GenreAction, Drama, Romance Music directorAlexander Courage CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 1956 Based onan original story by John McGreevy WriterJohn McGreevey (original story and screenplay) CastLori Nelson (Lisa Vernon), Chuck Connors (Detective Ben Merrill), John Smith (Jeff Northrup), Mark Andrews (Bronc Talbott), Roxanne Arlen (L.P.), Frank Gorshin (Flat Top) Similar moviesThe Savages, Trade, Waterfall, Your Best Friend, Adrift, Becoming Sons & Daughters
TaglineTeenage terrorists tearing up the streets!
Hot rod girl 1956 lori nelson chuck connors classic action movies
Hot Rod Girl is a 1956 action film directed by Leslie H. Martinson and released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Girls in Prison. It stars Lori Nelson and Chuck Connors.
Lisa (Lori Nelson) is worried about her fiancé Jeff (John Smith) after the death of his brother in illegal street racing. Flat Top (Frank Gorshin) and the other hot rodders, who hang out at Yo-Yo’s (Fred Essler) burger joint, only went to the police sponsored dragstrip, because of Jeff urging them, but now he does not want anything to do with it. It is only a matter of time, before Police Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors) has another accident, to clean up, when Bronc Talbot (Mark Andrews) rolls into town and goads them into playing chicken.
Lori Nelson as Lisa Vernon
Chuck Connors as Det. Ben Merrill
John Smith as Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews as Bronc Talbott
Roxanne Arlen as L.P.
Frank Gorshin as Flat Top
Fred Essler as Yo-Yo, restaurateur
Carolyn Kearney as Judy
Eddie Ryder as Two Tanks
Original music by Alexander Courage includes "Hot Rod Rock", with Bud Shank on saxophone.