The Great Race
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Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood star in aslapstick farce about a 22,000-mile road race from New York to Paris setin 1908.Dastardly, black-garbed Dr. Fate (Lemmon) dares the world's greatesthero, The Great Leslie (Curtis), to the race across the Wild West,through frozen Alaska and into the Kingdom of Carpania. Fate sets aseries of nefarious traps for Leslie, but neither plans on theindefatigable suffragette Maggie DuBois--the object of both Leslie's aFate's affection--to enter the race, determined to strike a blow forfeminism.]]>
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The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) challenge each other to win 'the great race', a foolish flight of fancy that will take them through the Wild West, fighting off polar bears in the Artic and thwarting Royal imposters in Europe.
Coming along for the ride is feisty sufragette Maggie DuBois (Natalie Wood at her loveliest), and Fate's dimwitted assistant Max (Peter Falk). Watch the hopeless quartet as they attempt to win the greatest race of the century - with hilarious results!
Featuring Vivian Vance and Dorothy Provine (as the sexy saloon singer Lily Olay). Henry Mancini's score includes "The Sweetheart Tree" and "He Shouldn't-a, Hadn't-a, Oughn't-a Swang on Me".
The DVD presents the film in a wonderfully clean print, in its 2:35:1 cinema ratio, complete with the Overture, Intermission and Exit Music sequences. The soundtrack has been newly-remastered in dynamic 5.1 from the original session tapes.
The DVD also includes a Making-of featurette and the trailer. (Single-sided, dual-layer disc).
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Back in the DAY, I saw this movie when it 1st came out. I was an usher in a movie theater and must have seen it 2 dozen or more time since. I can quote whole scenes from it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Barry
Awesome movie! Grew up watching it as a kid, saw it today for the first time in 15 years, still makes me laugh.Published 10 days ago by Jennifer Bombay
The first half of the show is fun for the whole family, with lots of action, slap-stick, and farce. My sever-year-old boy laughed really hard at the gags. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Brian Borovsky
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|Why do all the cars have the steering wheel on the right side?||
Well, this is a late answer to an old post, but that's where the steering wheels were on American cars of the time (even though we were driving on the right side of the road, I believe) - maybe it was convenient for the driver to be on the curb side. Do a Google image search for the 1907 Thomas... Read More
Aug 8, 2011 by Vincent G. Macek | See all 2 posts
|We need a better version of this product.||
More than a special edition DVD a Blu-Ray is needed.
Aug 31, 2010 by VBBorn | See all 7 posts
|When is the Blu Ray edition coming out?||
Plus they should hold a seance and get the Blake Edwards/Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis/Natalie Wood/Peter Falk commentary track. Too soon, too late. Larry Storch?
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