The Choppers (1961)

66 mins | Melodrama | 1961

Director:

Leigh Jason

Producer:

Arch Hall Sr.

Cinematographer:

Clark Ramsey

Editor:

Jack Ogilvie

Production Company:

Rushmore Productions
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HISTORY

Produced in ... More Less

Produced in 1959. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOURCES
SONGS
"Konga Joe" and "Monkey in My Hatband," words and music by Arch Hall.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Marchyland license : 30 November 1961
Duration(in mins):
66
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Crusier, a teenager, steals some hubcaps for his homemade hotrod. Encouraged by his success, he steals more automobile parts and soon organizes four friends into a gang of thieves who operate out of a drive-in restaurant. The police name their gang "The Choppers," and insurance investigator Tom Hart is called to investigate the claims for stolen car accessories. The Choppers dispose of their loot through a fence, junk dealer Moose McGill, but the case is broken when Hart's car is stripped at the gang's headquarters. His secretary, Liz, finds chicken feathers at the scene of the crime, and this leads to the discovery of the use of a poultry truck as part of the gang's operation. The police set up a decoy, and Hart catches Crusier and the gang at the junkyard, but not before Crusier has killed ... +


Crusier, a teenager, steals some hubcaps for his homemade hotrod. Encouraged by his success, he steals more automobile parts and soon organizes four friends into a gang of thieves who operate out of a drive-in restaurant. The police name their gang "The Choppers," and insurance investigator Tom Hart is called to investigate the claims for stolen car accessories. The Choppers dispose of their loot through a fence, junk dealer Moose McGill, but the case is broken when Hart's car is stripped at the gang's headquarters. His secretary, Liz, finds chicken feathers at the scene of the crime, and this leads to the discovery of the use of a poultry truck as part of the gang's operation. The police set up a decoy, and Hart catches Crusier and the gang at the junkyard, but not before Crusier has killed McGill. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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