The Great Race

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The Great Race

paris, france new york city car race inventor slapstick comedy steampunk wager daredevil cross country race turn of the century evil genius mad professor

The Great Race

Release Date: July 01, 1965

Year    :   1965
Slogan    :   «The movie with 20,000-miles or one-million-laughs guarantee!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Family
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Blake Edwards
Producers    :   Martin Jurow, Jack McEdward, Dick Crockett, Clem Beauchamp, Chuck Hansen
Writers    :   Blake Edwards, Arthur A. Ross, Arthur A. Ross
RunTime    :   160 mins.
Budget    :   12000000
Revenue    :   25333333

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

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