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T-Bird Gang

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T-Bird Gang
Directed byRichard Harbinger
Screenplay byTony Miller and John Brinkley
Produced byStanley Bickman
Starring
CinematographyLarry Raimond
Edited byMarvin Walowitz
Music byOriginal score by
Shelly Manne and His Men: Monty Budwig
Russ Freeman
Charley Mariano
Stu Williamson
Production
company
Sparta Productions
Distributed byThe Filmgroup
Release date
October 16, 1959
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

T-Bird Gang is a 1959 American film directed by Richard Harbinger in his first and final film. It was co-written by and starring John Brinkley and Tony Miller with Edwin Nelson; all of them had appeared in several of Roger Corman's films.

Plot

A group of criminals rob a warehouse where they cosh the elderly night watchman. The watchman's ex-G.I. son Frank finds his barely conscious father who soon dies from the injury; his last words being that the group drove a white T-Bird. Frank tracks the gang down with the idea of vengeance, but the police apprehend him and force him into getting his revenge by infiltrating the gang of robbin' hoods.

Production

Shot in 1958 under the title of Cry Out in Vengeance, it was released by executive producer Roger Corman as a double feature with High School Big Shot as the first release of his Filmgroup company.[1]

Corman financed the film.[2]

In February 1959 Filmgroup announced they would release ten films. Their first movies were High School Big Shot (1959) and T-Bird Gang (1959) produced by Stanley Bickman.[3]

Cast

  • John Brinkley as Frank Simmons, alias Frank Minor
  • Edwin Nelson as Alex Hendricks
  • Tony Miller as Raymond Gunderson
  • Patricia George as Marla Stanosky, alias Marla Stanley
  • Coleman Francis as Capt. R. M. Prell
  • Nola Thorp as Kay
  • Beach Dickerson as Barney Adams
  • Trent Dollar as Boy
  • Gene Walker
  • Steve Harris
  • Robert Wendell
  • Henry Randolph
  • Vic Tayback as a policeman
  • Glenn Campbell
  • Earl Miles

Notes

  1. ^ p.27 Ray, Fred Olen The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors Mc Farland
  2. ^ Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 137
  3. ^ "Roger Corman Sets 10 to Nourish Filmgroup". Variety. 18 February 1959. p. 3.


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