The Great Race – (1965)
Movie: The Great Race
Also Known As: Blake Edwards' The Great Race
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Genres: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Musical | Romance | Sport
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin…
Plot: Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention. The Blake Edwards style of slapstick and song originated with this movie. A dedication to Laurel and Hardy appears at the beginning of the film. Edwards' tribute to Stan and Ollie can be seen most clearly in the interaction between Professor Fate and his cohort Max, as well as in the operatic Pottsdorf pie fight.
Rated: 7.1/10 from 7,056 votes on IMDb
Release Date: (USA)
Tagline: THE GREAT LAUGH SHOW OF ALL TIME!
Directors: Blake Edwards
Writers: Arthur A. Ross, Blake Edwards
Location: Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA