skip navigation
The Devil on Wheels

The Devil on Wheels(1947)

Also Known As: When the Devil Drives |

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Devil on Wheels American-International did not... MORE > $6.98 Regularly $6.98 Buy Now

OVERVIEW

powered by AFI

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Devil on Wheels American-International did not... MORE > $6.98
Regularly $6.98
buy now

Brief Synopsis

American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them out in the mid-forties as part of their let-this-be-a-lesson-to-you genre, preceded by the zoot-suiter and jitter-buggers films, which was better than the social guidance films teen-agers were being overdosed on at school. PRC did at least use card-carrying members of SAG. This one is a sermon against speeding, and Darryl Hickman has it brought straight home to him when he side-swipes a car and causes a collision in which his best friend is killed---the fate of all best friends in juvenile-theme movies including "Rebel Without a Cause"--- and his mother is injured. Lots of lecturing precedes and follows.

Cast & Crew

Crane Wilbur Director
Noreen Nash Susie Tanner
Darryl Hickman Mickey Clark
Jan Ford Rusty
Lenita Lane Mrs. Clark
James Cardwell Jeff Clark
Damian O'Flynn Mr. Clark
William Forrest Judge Roger Tanner
Robert Arthur Todd Powell
Elliott Lewis Parent of child killed in auto accident
L. Wm. O'Connell Director of Photography
SEE ALL CAST AND CREW

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Producers Releasing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  PRC Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  67 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE RATING

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE REVIEW:

User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence: