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Eddie Shannon (Mickey Rooney) is a guileless Los Angeles auto mechanic with dreams of one day racing in European car meets. Eddie encounters fetching Barbara Mathews (Dianne Foster) and, much to his surprise and delight, she agrees to date him. But Barbara's true intentions are revealed when she introduces Eddie to her associates -- Steve Norris (Kevin McCarthy) and Harold Baker (Jack Kelly) -- who, as it turns out, need a getaway driver for a planned bank heist.

Release Date

March 10, 1954

Running Time

83 minutes


Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Dianne Foster

Dianne Foster


Director Richard Quine

Screenplay Blake Edwards

Producer Jonie Taps

Cinematography Charles Lawton Jr.

Editing Jerome Thoms

Distributor Columbia Pictures

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