Stock Car (film)

Stock Car is a 1955 British crime drama film directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Paul Carpenter, Rona Anderson, and Susan Shaw.[1][2]

Stock Car
Directed byWolf Rilla
Produced byA.R. Rawlinson
Written byA.R. Rawlinson
Story byA.R. Rawlinson
& Victor Lyndon
StarringPaul Carpenter
Rona Anderson
Susan Shaw
Music byWilfred Burns
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byJoseph Sterling
Balblair Productions
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
1955 (UK)
Running time
68 min
CountryUnited Kingdom


When her father dies during a stock car race, Katie Glebe (Rona Anderson) takes over the running of his garage, helped by American driver Larry Duke (Paul Carpenter). Katie struggles to fend off creditors, including the unscrupulous Turk McNeil (Paul Whitsun-Jones), who seeks to repossess her property. Further dramas ensue when Turk's girlfriend Gina (Susan Shaw) shows an interest in Larry.


Critical reception

The Radio Times noted, "The mediocrity is unrelenting, with the race sequences every bit as hackneyed as the risible melodrama, although Susan Shaw briefly brightens things up as a shameless floozy";[3] while The Spinning Image noted, "the lower half of a double bill from British B-movie specialists Butchers, here in their element with a thriller that never did anything particularly spectacular, but provided enough thrills and spills to keep the audience in their seats for the duration, though being well aware that a more expensive and starry movie was following on must have helped in that department."[4]


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