Thunder Alley


1h 30m 1967

Brief Synopsis

After a serious accident, a stock car racer joins a "Thrill Circus" where he performs stunts for amusement, but begins to yearn for his professional career again - and the girl helps him get there.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Baltimore opening: 22 Mar 1967
Production Company
American International Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Pathécolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Tommy Callahan, a fiercely competitive stock car driver, is suspended from racing when he blacks out and kills another driver. Unable to obtain a new sponsor, he goes to work for Pete Madsen's Thrill Circus and joins Madsen's daughter Francie and her boyfriend, Eddie Sands, in staging phony crashes and sideswipes. Under Tommy's coaching, Eddie trains for professional racing and is the surprise winner of his first major track event. Ecstatic over the victory, he is an easy victim for Tommy's former girl friend, thrill-hungry Annie Blaine. Meanwhile, Tommy's continued blackouts have become a matter of great concern to Francie. Despite the increasing friction between them, Tommy and Eddie are eventually sponsored as teammates in a 500-mile race. During the meet, Tommy blacks out but recovers upon realizing that his trauma is caused by guilt feelings over a childhood accident in which he ran over his brother with a go-cart. Near the end of the race, Eddie responds to Annie's goadings and attempts to take the lead, despite orders to keep his car behind Tommy's. As a result, he slams into a wall and is seriously injured. Tommy goes on to win the race and is rewarded with both the trophy and Francie's embrace.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Baltimore opening: 22 Mar 1967
Production Company
American International Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Pathécolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Copyright length: 88 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1967

Released in United States Spring March 1967