Review: ‘Born Losers’

Born Losers carries the mark of authority and has been well made throughout. Pic, started as an indie, was acquired by AIP during shooting.

Born Losers carries the mark of authority and has been well made throughout. Pic, started as an indie, was acquired by AIP during shooting.

The Donald Henderson production points up the ruthlessness of an outlaw motorcycle gang which takes over a community. Premise of the screenplay sees peace officers stymied in steps to curb lawlessness by reluctance of the public, through fear, to testify against those who have committed crimes.

Director T. C. Frank [Tom Laughlin] builds mounting tension and suspense and draws sock performances from his entire cast, in which Jane Russell appears as a guest star.

Tom Laughlin delivers a firstrate performance in an underplayed portrayal and Jeremy Slate scores strongly as leader of cut-throats out to terrorize the community.

Born Losers

Production

American International. Director T.C. Frank [= Tom Laughlin]; Producer Donald Henderson; Screenplay E. James Lloyd; Camera Gregory Sandor; Editor John Winfield; Music Mike Curb; Art Director Rick Beck-Meyer

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 114 MIN.

With

Tom Laughlin Elizabeth James Jane Russell Jeremy Slate William Wellman Jr Robert Tessier
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