Original lobby card
|Directed by||David Bradley|
|Produced by||O'Dale Ireland (as O. Dale Ireland)|
|Written by||George Hodgins|
|Music by||Nicholas Carras|
|Cinematography||Gilbert Warrenton (as Gil Warrenton)|
|Edited by||John A. Bushelman|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures (USA)|
|March 1958 (USA)|
Dragstrip Riot is a 1958 film starring Yvonne Lime, Fay Wray and Gary Clarke, released by American International Pictures as a double feature with The Cool and the Crazy. The film's working title was Teenage Rumble; in the UK the film had the more sober title, The Reckless Age. Gary Clarke recalled the film had three directors, David Bradley, producer O' Dale Ireland and one other and was shot over a six-month period.
In a beach community near Malibu, California, teenager Rick Martin promises his mother he won't get into any more fights — especially like the one that put him in jail a few months back. But when a motorcycle gang begins harassing his drag-racing pals, all hell breaks loose. One of the cyclists is sent hurtling over a cliff, after which Rick gets the blame.
Rick gets into a fight, defending a girl, Janet Pearson, and later explains to her how his previous arrest for assault also occurred after coming to the aid of someone else. When gang leader Silva attempts to harm both Rick and Janet, new friends intervene and Mrs. Martin and his grandfather have a new appreciation for her son.
- Janet Pearson - Yvonne Lime
- Rick Martin - Gary Clarke
- Mrs. Martin - Fay Wray
- Bart Thomson - Bob Turnbull
- Marge - Connie Stevens
- Silva - John Garwood
- Cliff - Marcus Dyrector
- Gramps - Ted Wedderspoon
- Joe - Tony Butala
- Dutch - Steve Ihnat
- Betty - Carolyn Mitchell
Music composed and conducted by Nicholas Carras, lyrics by Carl Eugster.
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Sung by Connie Stevens, accompanied by The Ripchords
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- Gary A. Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2013 p 76
- p.17 Weaver, Tom Gary Clarke Interview in Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers: 20 Interviews McFarland, 23 Jun. 2014
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