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The Racers (1955)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  24 May 1955 (Japan)
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On the starting grid at the Nurburgring, one of the drivers looks to his left and waves at someone in the pits. The Pit area at the Nurburgring is on drivers' right. See more »

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Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Men Against Speed (1956) See more »

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I Belong To You
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Peggy Lee
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Melodramatic yet highly entertaining soaper on the race track...
15 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Kirk Douglas plays green upstart on the European racecar circuit, falling in love with pretty French ballerina while clawing his way to the heights of success and celebrity in Monte Carlo. Bella Darvi (a Leslie Caron lookalike) plays the love interest; Lee J. Cobb co-stars as Douglas' team manager, chomping on his stogie and bellowing orders like a drill sergeant. Despite the phony backdrops and back-projection, the noisy track action, the general overacting and all the bad French accents, this is a rousing, enjoyable drama with well-cast Douglas appropriately chewing things up as the arrogant ace. The location footage is good, the set-bound stuff a bit awkward, but director Henry Hathaway keeps a lively pace and, when it is audible, the score by Alex North is first-rate. **1/2 from ****


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