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Motion Pictures "Life of Riley" 1956 "Jr. gets a Hot Rod" Co-Staring Wally Parks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harms Way, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Harms Way
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    I seen this when I was a Lil' kid and wanted a Hot Rod from that moment on,.. "Life of Riley" Juvenile Delinquent 1956, Jr. gets a Hot Rod !

    Co staring Wally Parks,...... Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlJeviXsKfo

     
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  2. KoolKat-57
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    The Life of Riley was one of my favorite shows, and that was one of the best episodes!
    Who knew that TV in the 50's was promoting the NHRA and organized drag racing. It's a shame that things have changed so much in recent years!
     
  3. Church Key
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    Harms Way, Thanks for posting that episode, I really enjoyed it.
     
  4. jimi'shemi291
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    Jeesh! I hated that show! Wish you hadn't brought it up!

    Actually, Bill Bendix was Chester Riley on RADIO before he was Chet on TV. But I think he did care about young people. I chose my avatar DECADES before the HAMB was invented. I still believe Bill and Co. were right on the cusp of the horsepower race, plus advocating for safety and responsibilty, as it was pretty common for municipalities to crack down on us "renegades." Between wars, they didn't have any other paper tigers to divert the public attention! JDs were the DEMON! LOL
     

  5. PRB
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    Damn, I remember the episode! BTW, I always remembered 'Rile' as being fat....damn, he looks skinny compared to the fat assed society we have today.
     
  6. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Good memories of a great show!----Thanks for posting!!
     
  7. barryvanhook
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    Great to see that episode ... thanks for posting it.
     
  8. Jimmy B
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    That was great! Thanks!

    I scanned the dec '56 cover and articles

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    The '32 was Don Hudson's later Tom McMullen built it into his famous '32

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  9. falfas55
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    Thanks for posting. Brings back memories of when I was a kid in the 50's. FALFA
     
  10. Rpmrex
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    That was great to watch!

    Thanks for posting it.




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  11. richie rebel
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    wow 1956, man that was good thanks for sharing..........
     
  12. Yes, that struck me the same way!
     
  13. Jalopy Joker
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  14. Moose223
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    Perfect, now I don't have to watch the crap on the TV tonight. Entertained and back to the garage with my 8BA.
     
  15. terry48435
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    Thanx for posting. I always enjoyed the show.
     
  16. GeezersP15
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    Thanks for posting that link. I always enjoyed that show. Most of the garbage on TV anymore can't even come close to that show for good clean entertainment value. William Bendix was a class act !:D
     
  17. showrod
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    thanks, Harms way. I have never seen that episode but always new about it.
    when Riley gets the car back it transforms from a '32 into Bart Roots a v8 roadster
    a hot rod magazine july 1955 cover car.
     
  18. showrod
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    does this car still exist?
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  19. BLAINE 816
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  20. Thanks for posting. I remember watching Riley too. By the way does anyone know who played Riley first?
     
  21. tommyd
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    That was cool. Thanks for throwing it up.
     
  22. That was great! Thanks for sharing... a good laugh for the evening.
     
  23. bubba67
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    Very friggin' cool. I've never seen that episode before ! Thanks, Harmsway !
     
  24. jeepers00creepers
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    Thanks for posting I thoroughly enjoyed it!
     
  25. 3wLarry
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    I was wondering if anyone would catch the switch...'32-'29...
     
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  26. KoolKat-57
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    That would be the "Great One" Jackie Gleason!:D
     
  27. wow that was moms fav show !
     
  28. Evel
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    That was great!! I've been wanting to see that episode for ever...

    Who's roadster was this?? anyone got better shots of it?

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    The Roadster after finished by other people :D
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  29. Harms Way
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    Evil,... good job of getting those pictures,...
     

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