The Great Race

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From comedy master Blake Edwards comes this classic, riotous all-star farce. It is the turn of the previous century, and American automakers are worried about how to sell their new product to an uneducated public. Professional daredevil and all-around... read more
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From comedy master Blake Edwards comes this classic, riotous all-star farce. It is the turn of the previous century, and American automakers are worried about how to sell their new product to an uneducated public. Professional daredevil and all-around good guy, The Great Leslie, convinces the automakers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. However, Leslie's arch-rival, the evil Professor Fate, vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of his own invention. Gags, mishaps and laughs abound! Starring acting legends including Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Tony Curtis as The Great Leslie, Academy Award-winner Jack Lemmon as the evil Professor Fate, Golden Globe-winner Natalie Wood, Emmy Award-winner Peter Falk and dozens more, all scored to the music of four-time Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini.

Original Release

07/01/1965

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Cast

George Macready General Kuhster
Jack Lemmon Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
Keenan Wynn Hezekiah Sturdy
Natalie Wood Maggie Dubois
Peter Falk Maximilian Meen
Tony Curtis The Great Leslie
Arthur O'Connell Henry Goodbody
Vivian Vance Hester Goodbody
Dorothy Provine Lily Olay
Larry Storch Texas Jack
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Directors

Blake Edwards

Writers

Arthur A. Ross, Blake Edwards

Cast

George Macready General Kuhster
Jack Lemmon Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
Keenan Wynn Hezekiah Sturdy
Natalie Wood Maggie Dubois
Peter Falk Maximilian Meen
Tony Curtis The Great Leslie
Arthur O'Connell Henry Goodbody
Vivian Vance Hester Goodbody
Dorothy Provine Lily Olay
Larry Storch Texas Jack
Ross Martin Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe
Marvin Kaplan Frisbee
Hal Smith Mayor of Borracho
Denver Pyle Sheriff
William Bryant Baron's Guard (as Bill Bryant)
Hal Needham Saloon Brawler
Raoul Retzer Mayor-Domo
Ken Wales Baron's Guard
Blake Edwards Guy with Moustache
Charles Fredericks Master of Ceremonies

Producers

Editors

Ralph E. Winters

1966 Oscar Best Cinematography, Color Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Sound Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Effects, Sound Effects Won
1966 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Original Song Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Original Score Nominated
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