Public Domain Movies

Devil On Wheels, The (1947)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Terry Moore, Darryl Hickman, Robert Arthur, William Forrest, Damian O'Flynn, Noreen Nash.
Teenager's hypocritical father preaches the benefits of good driving, while constantly breaking the rules of the road. The kid grows up to be a reckless hot rodder, holding illegal drag races which result in death and destruction. Written by Crane Wilbur. Dir. Crane Wilbur

Hot Rod Girl (1956)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Lori Nelson, Chuck Connors, John Smith, Frank Gorshin, Mark Andrews.
Police officer organizes supervised drag racing so the kids don't get out of hand. Filmed in the San Fernando Valley with lots of footage of teenagers cruising around Northridge, North Hollywood, Van Nuys. Dir. Leslie H. Martinson

Wild Ride, The (1958)
Running Time: 59 mins Black & White
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean.
Hot rodder feels betrayed when his best friend settles down with a possessive wife, so he kidnaps her and dusts off some cops on a high speed chase. Produced by Harvey Berman. Dir. Harvey Berman