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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This not "roll in the isles" funny movie, but the gags just keep coming. It is well worth the time and price.Published 8 days ago by Ron Herbert
Jack and Tony, Natalie and Peter Falk they were all great....saw it as a teen.. still funny as hell today!!! The pie throwing segment was just so funny!! Read morePublished 17 days ago by Thomas M
This slapstick comedy roadshow was a popular film when it was first released. It starred 3 of the most popular actors at the time, Jack Lemmon,
Natalie Wood and Tony Curtis. Read more
Audio quality is very poor. It fluctuates between very quiet and very loud during the movie. I was constantly having to adjust the volume to hear during quiet dialogue scenes and... Read morePublished 19 days ago by G. Rose
Good stunts in the beginning. Jack Lemmon is great. Movie goes flat the longer it goes on.Published 28 days ago by D Allen
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