High on the Hogs

A Biker Filmography


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About the Book

Bikers are typically portrayed on film as dangerous, rebellious outlaws. But, to be fair, they have also been portrayed as cool, philosophical thinkers and confused, sensitive hunks. American-International handled the earliest portrayals in Motorcycle Gang and Dragstrip Riot in the fifties, and then satirized them in Eric Von Ripper and his gang in the beach movies that were popular in the sixties. From then on, biker films were known for their shock value, and when they lost their shock value, they ran out of road.
This filmography covers 58 biker films, and provides a synopsis, an analysis by the author, and cast and production credits for each film. Included are such films as Angel Unchained, The Angry Breed, The Born Losers, C.C. and Company, Chrome and Hot Leather, The Dirt Gang, Easy Rider, Five the Hard Way, The Hard Ride, Hell’s Angels on Wheels, Hell’s Chosen Few, The Limit, The Loners, The Miniskirt Mob, Motor Psycho, Outlaw Riders, Rebel Rousers, The Savage Seven, The Takers, The Wild Angels, The Wild Rebels, and Wild Riders.

About the Author(s)

Film historian David Stidworthy lives in Warwick, New York.

Bibliographic Details

David Stidworthy
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 88 photos, chronology, index
Copyright Date: 2003
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1418-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1131-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

The Filmography      3

Chronology of Films      209

Index      211

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A useful guide”—Big Reel
  • “Essential”—Brutarian
  • “Useful and valuable”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly