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)
|Best Cinematography||Russell Harlan||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Ralph E. Winters||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer||Nominated|
Film Albums: The Great Race : Music from the Film ( 1965 )By The Metzinger Sisters on May 20, 2022 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers
Blake Edward's classic zany comedy The Great Race featured a great cast of actors ( Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, etc ), great location filming, great set design, AND a great soundtrack....by none other than Henry Mancini. This talented composer was at his peak in the 1960s and... Read full article
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-rayBy 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
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During the ballroom scene, Jack Lemmon's character as the crown prince can be seen dancing with one of the military officers.
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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