Dragstrip Girl

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Dragstrip Girl (1957, USA) is a Teen-Carsploitation film directed by Edward L. Cahn.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1957
  • Black & White
  • Running Time: 69 Min.
  • Production Co: Golden State Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1957) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Films (Canada)
  • Directed by Edward L. Cahn
  • Written by Lou Russoff
  • Starring Fay Spain, Steven Terrell, John Ashley, Tommy Ivo, Frank Gorshin
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Alex Gordon
  • Original Music by Ronald Stein
  • Cinematography by Frederick E. West
  • Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair

Tagline

  • Car Crazy!...Speed Crazy!...Boy Crazy!

Synopsis

Dragstrip Girl is a 1957 film starring John Ashley in his first lead role. His girlfriend was auditioning for a part in the movie and Ashley accompanied her; while there, Lou Rusoff asked him to audition and he was successful, using an Elvis Presley imitation. Ashley's girlfriend did not get the part. American International Pictures released the film as a double feature with Rock All Night. The film was remade later that year as Motorcycle Gang (1957). (Wikipedia)

Did You Know?

  • This film's double feature poster (w/ Rock All Night) inspired the 2007 drive-in/grindhouse homage GRINDHOUSE directed by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez.
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