Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mystery Movie: CYCLE GIRLS (ca.1973)


THUNDER ON WHEELS is actually THUNDER IN CAROLINA (1960), a Howco International release starring Alan Hale, Jr. and Rory Calhoun, while BURNING RUBBER is a retitling of our friend William Grefe’s racing movie THE CHECKERED FLAG (1963), but the real "mystery movie" of this vehicular triple header is CYCLE GIRLS. The ad art is ripped from Ted V. Mikels' THE GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS (1968) -- not exactly a movie that screams "Cycle Girls" to us, but less accurate retitlings have been known to happen. More likely it's SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS or something else involving chicks and bikes. The folks at Reel Distraction say it's a re-release of Peter Perry's THE YOUNG CYCLE GIRLS, an impossibility considering that movie was made circa 1976 and the ad in question is from '73. Any other ideas?

6 comments:

John Charles said...

THE MINI SKIRT MOB? Did AIP sub-distributors ever retitle AIP product for their own region?

The Dead Next Door said...

Girls of Thunder Strip? Pink Garter Gang?

Temple of Schlock said...

@John: I don't think so, although anything is possible. This ad is from Maryland. AIP may have handled their own product on the east coast by then.

@Brian: I thought of these also, but they usually played together and were in circulation until '77 under their original titles.

Anonymous said...

Any chance it might be BURY ME AN ANGEL?

thevideovacuum said...

Wow, this drive-in was about a half hour away from me! I never got a chance to see anything there sadly, although I did get to see a double bill of Mortuary and Masoleum in nearby Delmar. Sorry, I can't help with the title though...

venoms5 said...

A retitling of either Adamson's THE FEMALE BUNCH (1971) or ANGEL'S WILD WOMEN (1972)?