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Fun early 1960's racing car flick,
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This review is from: Thunder In Carolina (DVD)
The previous reviewer gave a pretty exhaustive plot synopsis, so I will abstain from adding any more. The DVD itself is pretty good quality. This was a Howco International production, so it probably isn't possible to find a print that "looks like it was filmed yesterday." However, VCI has unearthed a print that has pretty good color values. If you've only seen Connie Hines on TV in MR. ED (which was a black and white TV series), prepare to be dazzled by her stunning blue eyes. The DVD transfer restores as much color as possible. The film is offered in both full-frame and widescreen editions, but there honestly isn't much difference between the two, visually speaking. The film may have been shot in 1:33-1, for all I know. Still, it's nice to have a choice, because some folks prefer widescreen while others prefer full-frame.
The movie is kind of corny, but has a wonderful early 1960's vibe. Although I think it is listed as being from 1963 somewhere on this site, I actually saw it in a hardtop theater around 1960, so it is older than that. Connie Hines demonstrates here that she was a good dramatic actress. Rory Calhoun made this picture and then went to Italy to star in two sword-and-sandal films (THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES in 1961 and MARCO POLO in 1962).