The Great Race

Lists: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1965: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Jack Lemmon (Prof. Fate)
  • Tony Curtis (The Great Leslie)
  • Natalie Wood (Maggie Dubois)
  • Peter Falk (Max)
  • Keenan Wynn (Hezekiah Sturdy)
  • Arthur OConnell (Henry Goodbody)
  • Vivian Vance (Hester Goodbody)
  • Dorothy Provine (Lily Olay)
  • Larry Storch (Texas Jack)
  • Ross Martin (Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe)
  • George Macready (General Kuhster)
  • Marvin Kaplan (Frisbee)
  • Hal Smith (Mayor of Boracho)
  • Denver Pyle (Sheriff)
  • William Bryant (Barons Guard)
  • Blake Edwards (Director)