Dragstrip Girl

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Dragstrip Girl
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Written by Lou Rusoff
Starring John Ashley
Fay Spain
Music by Ronald Stein
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date
  • April 24, 1957 (1957-04-24)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dragstrip Girl is a 1957 film starring John Ashley in his first lead role.[1] American International Pictures released the film as a double feature with Rock All Night.

Fay Spain co-starred in the film, which was remade later that year as Motorcycle Gang.[2]


Louise Blake, a teenager, is crazy about hot-rod cars. When a couple of guys hide from the cops after an illegal street race, Louise meets them and brings them home to meet her parents. Fred Armstrong comes from a well-to-do family, impressing Louise's mother, whereas Jim Donaldson is poor but a resourceful mechanic, impressing Louise's dad.

Encouraged to speed by Louise, the car Jim's driving nearly hits a mother and child. Fred provokes a fight, then challenges Jim to a "chicken" drag race, with Fred's friend Rick Camden helping him and ending up with a broken leg. Fred and Rick then get into a hit-and-run accident, killing another motorist.

Things come to a head at a 100-lap race on an oval. Louise ends up behind the wheel of a car, with Fred trying to run her off the road because he's aware she intends to turn over evidence from the hit-and-run. She manages to save herself as Fred is taken away by the police.


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  1. ^ Two Films Aimed at Teen-agers G M W. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 25 Apr 1957: C9
  2. ^ Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996, p134

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