Drivers’ Ed Theatre

"What Makes Sammy Speed?"

Made by Sid Davis in cooperation with the Glendora Police Department.

Bad things happen when Sammy gets behind the wheel of a 1956 two-door Buick Special.

Immortal quote: "Even his girlfriend, Wendy, thought his speeding was manly and courageous."

Note Davis’ marvelous understatement. Rather than showing the fatal crash, he films a hubcap twirling and fluttering to the curb. Truly, he was the Sergei Eisenstein of drivers’ ed films. From the innocent days before "Signal 30" and "Red Asphalt."

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