This is another collection of media from other films that played the Pacific Northwest in 1958.

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First up is the early hicksploitation classic, 1958's "Thunder Road." Bruce Springsteen named his hit "Thunder Road" after the title on the poster but claims to have never seen the film itself.

Thunder Road (1958)
A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.
Director: Arthur Ripley
Writers: James Atlee Phillips (screenplay), Walter Wise (screenplay), Robert Mitchum(original story)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon
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May 20, 1958 ad (Portland)

May 21, 1958 ad (Portland)

June 3, 1958 ad (Seattle)

June 4, 1958 ad (Seattle)

Thunder Road (1958) trailer
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Next up is more juvenile delinquency with a double feature of "High School Hellcats" and "Hot Rod Gang."

High School Hellcats (1958)
A good girl is forced to join a dangerous all-girl high school gang, and only her waiter boyfriend and a caring female teacher can possibly help her before it may become too late.
Director: Edward Bernds
Writers: Mark Lowell (story), Jan Englund (story)
Stars: Yvonne Lime, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund
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Hot Rod Gang (1958)
A kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do so.
Director: Lew Landers
Writer: Lou Rusoff (story and screenplay)
Stars: John Ashley, Jody Fair, Gene Vincent

June 29, 1958 ad (Seattle)

June 30, 1958 ad (Seattle)

July 28, 1958 ad (Portland)

High School Hellcats (1958) trailer
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High School Hellcats/Hot Rod Gang (1958) trailer

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