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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the ... See full summary »

Director:

William J. Hole Jr. (as William Hole)

Writer:

Lou Rusoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Fair Jody Fair ... Lois Cavendish
Russ Bender ... Tom Hendry
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Dave
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Stan
Elaine DuPont Elaine DuPont ... Rhoda
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Bonzo the Clown
Jack Ging ... Tony
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Nita (Annita)
Dorothy Neumann ... Anastasia Abernathy
Sanita Pelkey Sanita Pelkey ... Amelia
Kirby Smith Kirby Smith ... Wesley Cavendish
Jeanne Tatum Jeanne Tatum ... Alice Cavendish (as Jean Tatum)
Beverly Scott Beverly Scott ... Hazel
Bill St. Johns Bill St. Johns ... Ed
Tommy Ivo ... Tommy Ivo
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A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the club's grand opening, and invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite monster! Oddly enough, the festivities turn sour when one of the bright youths discovers an impostor among them in the form of an honest-to-gosh live monster who's been hogging all the dances with the best-looking girls! Written by filmfactsman

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The Hot Rod Gang meets the...GHOST of DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted Hotrod See more »

Filming Locations:

Montville, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At 54:50 there is a close up of the "saxophonist". As his fingers never move on the keys, he's not even pretending to actually be playing his instrument. See more »

Quotes

Tony: There's another one I want you to see. Meet Tommy Ivo. This dragster of his has taken over 300 trophies across the country.
Tom Hendry: [whistles] That's quite a heap of metal.
Tony: He holds two world's records.
Tom Hendry: [to Tommy] What are they?
Tommy Ivo: World's fastest unblown gas engine - turned 154.37 miles an hour. I also got the record for the world's quickest single-engine gas car with a 9.16-second elapsed time. I got top gas eliminator at the big United States fuel and gas championship meet in March 1959.
Tom Hendry: You designed it ...
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The final credit reads "The Endest, Man" See more »

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A lot of fun!
24 May 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This is one of THE perfect "drive-in movies"! It's really "neat-o" to see the 50's as they actually WERE, not as TV shows like "Happy Days" pretends they were like!

This film abounds with humorous (& unintentionally humorous!) scenes; I guess you could say "it's so bad, it's GOOD"....er, GREAT!

The film brings back the hot-rodders, malt shops, & the twangy guitar music of the 50's.

The slumber-party scene was a "gas"! The Old Man goes outside and finds a couple doing some heavy necking. They quickly break up, and the boy says, "we were just going out for some 'fresh air', sir!", to which the old man replies, 'where did you think you'd find it? Down her THROAT?!".

Other amusing moments are ridiculous appearances of the "ghost" (wearing a costume right out of "She Demon"), and the "spook party"!

One amusing thing is the newspaper reporter saying (to the old man) "everything is so fast-paced today; kids have to grow up in a hurry, 'cos there might not BE a Tomorrow!" (Referring to the A-bomb). Kinda funny, when you consider those "idyllic times"!

It's a VERY rare film: Go see it, Daddy-o!


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