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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Rafferty
Sidney James ...
Richie Launder
Nancy Walters ...
Mrs. Rafferty
Megs Jenkins ...
Kitty Launder
Jack Brabham ...
Sean Kelly ...
Taz Rafferty
Carlo Zaraga
Gordon Tanner ...
Peter Collingwood ...
Harold Kasket ...


A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

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All the Thrills of Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring, Mille Miglia Races! See more »




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20 April 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A zöld sisak  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Both Ronald Curram and Glyn Houston are dubbed. See more »


During the Sebring race, the two drivers fighting for the lead are Greg Rafferty, driving a birdcage Maserati; and Carlo Zaraga, driving a production Corvette - a much slower car that wouldn't have been competitive with the birdcage Maserati in a real race. See more »


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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Enjoyable enough
22 August 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Reasonably entertaining British film.

Follows the ups and downs of a fading champion race car driver and his antagonistic relationship with his younger brother who wants to take over the wheel.

Includes some solid racing footage from Sebring, Goodwood and various European tracks. Sid James portrayal of an Australian is a bit shaky (count the number of times he says "sport" .. it seems to be in every second sentence).

Special guest appearance by real life Australian world champ Jack Brabham adds a touch of nostalgic interest.

Not exceptional but enjoyable enough.

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