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The Great Race (1965) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Martin Jurow and Dick Crockett.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyRussell HarlanNominated
Best Film EditingRalph E. WintersNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
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The Great Race (1965)

By Beatrice on Sep 18, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Great Race Directed by Blake Edwards Written by Arthur A. Ross from an original story by Ross and Blake Edwards 1965/USA Warner Bros./Patricia/Jalem Productions/Reynard First viewing?/Netflixrental Any movie dedicated to “Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy” has set itself a high standard. ?Not... Read full article


The Great Race (1965)

on Feb 25, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Director Blake Edwards wanted to craft a tribute to Laurel and Hardy films, turning out the 1965 road movie, The Great Race. It fits the “road movie” moniker in two ways: characters are literally on the road, and it also boasts a lengthy runtime (complete with intermission) as part of it... Read full article


New From Warner Archive: The Great Race (1965) on Blu-ray

By KC on Sep 22, 2014 From Classic Movies

To get in the proper mood for The Great Race, you need only read the title card at the beginning of the film that respectfully announces, "for MR. LAUREL and MR. HARDY." While the classic comedy duo never attempted a 160 minute comic epic in brilliant color, if they had, it might have turned out a b... Read full article


Professor Fate of "The Great Race" ( 1965 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Blogathon season is in full force and Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings have teamed up to devise the fiendishly clever Great Villain Blogathon to add to the mix. In our opinion there is no dastardly scheming archetypal villain greater than Professor Fate and so, naturally, we have ... Read full article


Professor Fate of "The Great Race" ( 1965 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Blogathon season is in full force and Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings have teamed up to devise the fiendishly clever Great Villain Blogathon to add to the mix. In our opinion there is no dastardly scheming archetypal villain greater than Professor Fate and so, naturally, we have ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Professor Fate: Sh-sh-sh-sh-shut up!


The Baron: He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day. So, until another day, Mr. Leslie.


[repeated line]
Professor Fate: [shouts] Maaaax!


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Facts about

The full name of Tony Curtis's character (The Great Leslie) was "Leslie Galant III".
In the film's press kit, Natalie Wood divulges that she took fencing lessons, sidesaddle lessons and practiced smoking cigars, but her biggest challenge was driving the Stanley Steamer. The steering was difficult ("like turning a tractor, I suspect", she says) and going into reverse was nearly impossible.
Chris Lemmon, son of actor Jack Lemmon (Professor Fate), said in an interview on KMOX-Radio in St. Louis that he considers Lemmon's role in this film to be his father's finest.
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