Movie 'The Great Race'

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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.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Das große Rennen rund um die Welt

Der fiese Professor Fate und Herzensbrecher Leslie sind Rivalen wie sie im Buche stehen. Ihre Feindschaft droht zu Hochtouren aufzulaufen, als Fate Leslie zu einem wahnsinnigen Autorennen rund um die Welt herausfordet.

France French (Français)

La Grande Course autour du monde

En 1908, une grande course automobile est organisée : New York-Paris, via le Grand Nord, la Sibérie et l'Europe centrale. Le professeur Fate, personnage machiavélique, aidé d'un grimaçant acolyte, tient à gagner la course et décide de tout mettre en oeuvre pour empêcher la victoire de son principal adversaire, le grand Leslie. Six voitures prennent le départ à New York, au milieu d'une foule délirante. Une concurrente inattendue se présente, la journaliste féministe Maggie Dubois, toute de rose vêtue. Bientôt, les voitures du professeur Fate et du grand Leslie sont les dernières à concourir, et la suffragette est recueillie tantôt par l'un, tantôt par l'autre...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

La grande corsa

Agli inizi del 1900 due uomini, Leslie, un galante ed inappuntabile gentiluomo, ed il professore Fate, una mente ingegnosa ma diabolica, si stanno battendo in mille modi per aggiudicarsi il primato sportivo automobilistico. Leslie, sicuro di battere l'avversario, induce il direttore di un giornale americano ad organizzare un lunghissimo raid da New York a Parigi per ogni tipo di automobile. Il giovane vi prende parte con una vettura lussuosissima, tutta bianca, con maniglie in ottone e foderata di cuoio rosso, mentre il diabolico Fate, dopo aver costruito un'automobile nera capace di sollevarsi di due metri dal suolo per mezzo di un elevatore a pantografo e dotata di cannoncino, di pungiglione e di apparecchi per produrre cortine fumogene, vi partecipa con il fido Carmelo, come lui pronto ad usare qualsiasi mezzo.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
car race
cross country race
ensemble cast
slapstick
turn of the century
Genres
Adventure
Comedy
Languages
English
Italian (Italiano)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG
United Kingdom Theatrical
Germany Theatrical 12
Ratings
TMDb 75% · 117 (more information on website)
IMDb 72% · 14,947 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 74% (more information on website)
metacritic 71% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Prof. FateJack Lemmon
The Great LeslieTony Curtis
Maggie DuboisNatalie Wood
MaxPeter Falk
Hezekiah SturdyKeenan Wynn
Henry GoodbodyArthur O'Connell
Hester GoodbodyVivian Vance
Lily OlayDorothy Provine
Texas JackLarry Storch
Baron Rolfe Von StuppeRoss Martin
General KuhsterGeorge Macready
FrisbeeMarvin Kaplan
Mayor of BorachoHal Smith
SheriffDenver Pyle
Baron's GuardWilliam Bryant
Saloon BrawlerHal Needham
Mayor-DomoRaoul Retzer

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
CameraDirector of PhotographyRussell Harlan
First Assistant CameraBobby Greene
CrewChoreographerHermes Pan
DirectingDirectorBlake Edwards
EditingEditorRalph E. Winters
ProductionProducerMartin Jurow
SoundOriginal Music ComposerHenry Mancini
Visual EffectsMatte PainterAlbert Simpson