Crank your engines! With a roar, sputter and pop (and more Academy Award winning Best Sound Effects), drivers wheel westward in wacky turn-of-the-century autos for a New York-to-Paris race. Ahead lie 20,000 miles, a bar-room brawl, a sinking iceberg, 2357 pies in the face and incalculable laughs. Blake Edwards turns a marvellous cast loose on a round-the-world highway booby-trapped by some of the funniest screen gags ever. Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk are nasty Professor Fate and his dim henchman Max. Tony Curtis is their good-guy nemesis, the Great Leslie. And Natalie Wood is cheroot-puffing suffragette reporter Maggie DuBois. Zestily scored by Henry Mancini and ravishing a new digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from restored elements, The Great Race is great fun.

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The Great Race (1965)

Unrated

Adventure/Comedy · 2h 40m · 7/1/1965

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The movie with 20,000-mile or one-million-laughs guarantee!

Description

Crank your engines! With a roar, sputter and pop (and more Academy Award winning Best Sound Effects), drivers wheel westward in wacky turn-of-the-century autos for a New York-to-Paris race. Ahead lie 20,000 miles, a bar-room brawl, a sinking iceberg, 2357 pies in the face and incalculable laughs. Blake Edwards turns a marvellous cast loose on a round-the-world highway booby-trapped by some of the funniest screen gags ever. Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk are nasty Professor Fate and his dim henchman Max. Tony Curtis is their good-guy nemesis, the Great Leslie. And Natalie Wood is cheroot-puffing suffragette reporter Maggie DuBois. Zestily scored by Henry Mancini and ravishing a new digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from restored elements, The Great Race is great fun.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Warner Bros., Patricia, Jalem Productions, Reynard

Budget

$12,000,000

Revenue

$25,333,333
Part Of
Cast
Person Photo

Raoul Retzer

Mayor-Domo (uncredited)
Person Photo

Hal Riddle

Baker (uncredited)
Person Photo

Christopher Riordan

Cowboy/Dancer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Maria Schroeder

Woman in Tobelsk (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charles Seel

Freight Agent (uncredited)
Person Photo

Sarah Selby

(uncredited)
Person Photo

Johnny Silver

Baker (uncredited)
Person Photo

Paul Smith

First Employee (uncredited)
Person Photo

Art Stewart

Bit Part (uncredited)
Person Photo

Frank D. Strong

Trombonist in marching band (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Truax

Prison Guard (uncredited)
Person Photo

Dale Van Sickel

Driver-Contestant in Green Car, #3 (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jack Lemmon

Professor Fate/Prince Hapnik
Person Photo

Tony Curtis

Leslie 'The Great Leslie' Gallant III
Person Photo

Natalie Wood

Maggie DuBois
Person Photo

Peter Falk

Maximillian 'Max' Meen
Person Photo

Keenan Wynn

Hezekiah Sturdy
Person Photo

Arthur O'Connell

Henry Goodbody
Person Photo

Vivian Vance

Hester Goodbody
Person Photo

Dorothy Provine

Lily Olay
Person Photo

Larry Storch

Texas Jack
Person Photo

Ross Martin

Baron Rolfe von Stuppe
Person Photo

George Macready

General Kuhster
Person Photo

Marvin Kaplan

Frisbee
Person Photo

Hal Smith

Mayor of Boracho
Person Photo

Denver Pyle

Sheriff
Person Photo

William Bryant

Baron's guard
Person Photo

Ken Wales

Baron's guard
Person Photo

Richard Alexander

Bit Part (uncredited)
Person Photo

Greg Benedict

Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

Paul Bryar

Policeman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Robert Carson

Vice Chairman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charles E. Fredericks

Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Harvey

Executive Board Member (uncredited)
Person Photo

Chester Hayes

Man in Bear Suit (uncredited)
Person Photo

Chuck Hayward

Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bob Herron

Palace guard (uncredited)
Person Photo

Clegg Hoyt

Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Roy Jenson

Saloon Fight Extra (uncredited)
Person Photo

Patricia King

Woman in West (uncredited)
Person Photo

Frank Kreig

Starter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Philo McCullough

(uncredited)
Person Photo

Francis McDonald

Russian (uncredited)
Person Photo

J. Edward McKinley

Chairman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Saloon Fight Extra (uncredited)
Person Photo

Richard Mosier

Boy Eating Popcorn (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joyce Nizzari

Woman in West (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joe Palma

Conductor (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harvey Parry

Cowboy shooting gun in saloon (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

Blake Edwards

Director
Person Photo

Henry Mancini

Music
Person Photo

Arthur A. Ross

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Race

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/10/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Race

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/4/2004

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