Hot Car Girl

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Hot Car Girl (1958, USA) is a Teen film directed by Bernard L. Kowalski.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1958 | B & W
  • Running Time: 71 Min.
  • Production Co: Santa Cruz Productions Inc.
  • Distribution Co: Allied Artists Pictures (1958) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
  • Written by Leo Gordon
  • Starring: Richard Bakalyan, June Kenney, Robert Knapp, John Brinkley, Sheila McKay
  • Produced by Gene Corman, Roger Corman
  • Music by Cal Tjader
  • Cinematography by John M. Nickolaus Jr.
  • Film Editing by Irene Morra


  • She's Hell-on-Wheels... fired up for any thrill!


Seeing Hot Car Girl in a four-walled playoff in 1958 gave the audience the sense that they were witnessing something clandestine and taboo. Duke and Freddie are two friends who steal car accessories. Duke's girlfriend Peg attempts to dissuade him from this lifestyle. Angered, he taunts her with another girl, Janice, who has driven up alongside him, and they have a race. A motorcycle policeman who is chasing them is killed when he crashes into Janice's car, and she is arrested. Duke, who has driven off, paints his black car light blue to escape detection. Janice learns his license number, and in fear of being discovered, Duke kills her. Duke coerces Peg to leave town with him, committing holdups along the way. Realizing his luck will not hold out, but not wanting to give up, Duke leaves without Peg. (Wikipedia)

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