Riot on Sunset Strip

Overview

In this drama set during the real life riots of the mid-1960s, an LA police sergeant attempts to service the Strip businessmen who object to the hippie youths that hang out, by setting a curfew. Unfortunately, the cop also believes that the kids have a right to be there, until he discovers that his estranged daughter, whom his drunken ex-wife took away from him, has come back to LA and has joined the counter-culture crowd.
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Overview

In this drama set during the real life riots of the mid-1960s, an LA police sergeant attempts to service the Strip businessmen who object to the hippie youths that hang out, by setting a curfew. Unfortunately, the cop also believes that the kids have a right to be there, until he discovers that his estranged daughter, whom his drunken ex-wife took away from him, has come back to LA and has joined the counter-culture crowd.
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This hopelessly dated and square youthquake drama from American International Pictures was released just months after the real riots on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard to protest the police harassment of younger patrons of the Strip's nightlife. Veteran B director Arthur Dreifuss, then in his late sixties, and scribe Orville H. Hampton (no spring chicken himself), show no comprehension of or affinity for youth culture whatsoever, and their work here is flat and clich├ęd. The actors do what they can with the material. Aldo Ray, sliding slowly into the twilight of his career, is typically gruff as the understanding police chief, while Mimsy Farmer offers another overripe portrayal of a virginal teen-turned-damaged goods at the hands of scurvy counterculture types (see also Devil's Angels). Exploitation aficionados will find some easy laughs with the stiff dialogue and performances, but the film will be of primary interest to vintage garage rock fans, as such notable outfits as the Chocolate Watchband and the Standells are prominently featured both onscreen and on the soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • UPC: 883904243991
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,414

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aldo Ray Lt. Walt Lorimer
Mimsy Farmer Andy
Michael Evans Sgt. Tweedy
Laurie Mock Liz-Ann
Tim Rooney Grady
Bill Baldwin
George E. Carey
John Hart
Gene Kirkwood Flip
Forrest Lewis
Hortense Petra Marge
Pat Renella
Dick Winslow
Tony Benson
Al Ferrara
Frank Alesia Joel
Technical Credits
Arthur Dreifuss Director
Harold Belfer Choreography
George W. Davis Art Director
Don Greenwood Jr. Set Decoration/Design
Orville H. Hampton Screenwriter
Freddy Karger Score Composer
Sam Katzman Producer
Ben Lewis Editor
Merrill Pye Art Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Paul Vogel Cinematographer
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