New York 1908, Professor Fate and Max (Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk) causing mischief, Leslie and driver Hezekiah (Tony Curtis) being admired, spunky reporter Maggie (Natalie Wood) showing up after all, as the contest begins, in Blake Edwards' The Great Race, 1965.
Debonair daredevil Leslie (Tony Curtis) in his elegant training tent receives pretty Maggie (Natalie Wood) who reveals her profession and plans, trouble ensuing, early in Blake Edwards' The Great Race, 1965.
A bumbling villain (Jack Lemmon) plots to win an early 20th-century auto race in Blake Edwards' The Great Race (1965).
Opening scenes from director Blake Edwards, establishing his live-action cartoon approach, Tony Curtis introduced as The Great Leslie, Jack Lemmon as his rival Professor Fate, Peter Falk his aide Max, in The Great Race, 1965.
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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.
It is the turn of the previous century, and American automakers are worried about how to sell their new product to an uneducated public.
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