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Hot Cars

What a title…”Hot Cars.”  It has so much potential.  Okay, so “hot” means stolen…so we should have some teen hoods swiping cars.  The cars should be suped up, right.  Lots of rock ‘n roll, teens in trouble…that sort of thing.  Nope.  The stolen car part is right, but if the title of the film were…

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Dog Eat Dog

When we talked about the Mamie Van Doren film Vice Raid a few posts ago, we discussed the three M’s of blonde bombshells…Mamie Van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield.  I don’t think anyone could claim any of them to be among the greatest actresses of all time, but Van Doren and Monroe had solid…

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Your Cheatin’ Heart

In the summer of 1987, I took a trip with a group from my church to Nashville, TN. One of my strangest memories from that trip was visiting the home of a pastor whose church we had visited. He lived in the former home of singer Hank Williams. He gave us a tour of the…

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Hot Rod Gang

Once again, American International Pictures (AIP) takes us deep into the 50’s teenage underbelly with Hot Rod Gang.  Only, there’s not a lot of hot rodding going on in this flick.  Still, if it’s from AIP, you know you’re in for some B-Movie fun.  Many of the elements of AIP’s teen films are here…rebellious youngsters,…

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The Swinger

It’s not easy to upstage Elvis Presley, but that’s exactly what Ann-Margret did in Viva Las Vegas.  I think it’s because no matter who you are, or what era you grew up in, you know what to expect from Elvis.  And don’t get me wrong, he delivers in that movie.  But Ann-Margret catches the viewers…