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The Green Helmet (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 20 April 1961 (USA)
A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

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Greg Rafferty
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Bartell
Sidney James ...
Richie Launder
Nancy Walters ...
Diane
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Mrs. Rafferty
Megs Jenkins ...
Kitty Launder
Jack Brabham ...
Himself
Sean Kelly ...
Taz Rafferty
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Carlo Zaraga
Gordon Tanner ...
Hastrow
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Rossano
Peter Collingwood ...
Charlie
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George
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Pamela
Harold Kasket ...
Lupi
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A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

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Both Ronald Curram and Glyn Houston are dubbed. See more »

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In the real Mille Miglia, the cars were numbered with three-digit numbers across their hoods, representing the times they started the race. In some of the film's Mille Miglia sequences the cars are numbered correctly, but in others they have different two-digit black numbers in white circles on the sides and back, the way cars would be numbered in a closed-track race instead of an open-road race like the Mille Miglia. See more »

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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Old school pro sports car racing
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a child, I read Jon Cleary's novel THE GREEN HELMET in 1955, and was glad to see it as a film in 1961. My sports car racing interest in its postwar golden age was strong, and this novel and film reflects that era well.

I have had many years of racing experience now, amateur and professional, to include employment with national championship teams and wins at the Daytona 24-Hour, Sebring, Road Atlanta, etc. The team/sponsor politics, dread and anticipation of crashes, test and practice sequences, are all good, for a movie.

THE GREEN HELMET will take you back to a day when driver's suits were cotton, roll bars were optional, and a guy with a garage special could win against the big factory teams.


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