White Lightning

  • 1953
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime, Sports

Hockey films have never been all that popular on the big screen, especially in the 1950s, when WHITE LIGHTNING gave fans their only chance to see slap shots in a moviehouse. When flashy egomaniac Mike (Stanley Clements) joins the Red Devils hockey team, the other players and the coaching staff are willing to indulge his brash personality because of his...read more

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Hockey films have never been all that popular on the big screen, especially in the 1950s, when WHITE LIGHTNING gave fans their only chance to see slap shots in a moviehouse. When flashy egomaniac Mike (Stanley Clements) joins the Red Devils hockey team, the other players and the coaching

staff are willing to indulge his brash personality because of his talent on the ice. The team goes on a winning streak thanks to his abilities, but this makes things difficult for his teammate Nelson (Myron Healey), who is secretly being paid by some mobsters to make the Red Devils lose. The coach

(Steve Brodie) is also having problems with the fresh kid, and Mike seriously considers throwing games himself when confronted by the mob. But in the end honesty triumphs and the star leads the team on to victory in an important game. The formula material has good visual quality, of a type

sometimes lacking in sports films.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Hockey films have never been all that popular on the big screen, especially in the 1950s, when WHITE LIGHTNING gave fans their only chance to see slap shots in a moviehouse. When flashy egomaniac Mike (Stanley Clements) joins the Red Devils hockey team, th… (more)

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