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ANNE NEYLAND & CARL ALFALFA SWITZER IN 'MOTORCYCLE GANG'

Anne Neyland in Motorcycle Gang Year: 1957 Rating: ***

Camp is the one description given to American International's MOTORCYCLE GANG, obviously influenced by THE WILD ONE with Marlon Brando, and both use equally embarrassing rear-projection road shots... Meanwhile, that ONE is considered a classic while GANG wallows in obscurity...

But it does have some nifty b-roll of real bikes cruising the boulevard and ultimately a rural race track... for a dangerous finale between two male rivals with one girl in-between...

That being new-dame-in-town Anne Neyland in a standout performance since in other roles, like the Andre de Toth Film Noir HIDDEN FEAR, she basically stands around looking gorgeous... 

Here she's also intense, defensive, edgy, and can't seem to choose between local good guy Randy, part of a community-run biker group, or returning bad boy Nick, who'd lead the MOTORCYCLE GANG when it really was one... before he landed in jail for something Randy caused... and even complains  during overlong party sequences that distract from a more edgy programmer this could've been. But the real standout is a grown-up Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer as the token joker/comic relief, and, from the legendary OUR GANG to this obscure MOTORCYCLE GANG, he wasn't a bad adult actor at that. 

Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Steven Terrell & Carl Switzer
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Raymond Hatton
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Steven Terrell
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Jean Moorhead
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Jean Moorhead
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer in MOTORCYLCE GANG with Shirley Falls
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer in MOTORCYLCE GANG with Jean Moorhead
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer in MOTORCYLCE GANG with Jean Moorhead
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer in MOTORCYLCE GANG with Jean Moorhead
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with John Ashley
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Steven Terrell
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with John Ashley
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG with Carl Switzer
Anne Neyland in MOTORCYCLE GANG

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