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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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(novel)
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Greg Rafferty
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Bartell
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Richie Launder
Nancy Walters ...
Diane
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Mrs. Rafferty
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Kitty Launder
Jack Brabham ...
Himself
Sean Kelly ...
Taz Rafferty
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Carlo Zaraga
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Hastrow
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Rossano
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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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All the Thrills of Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring, Mille Miglia Races! See more »

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Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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20 April 1961 (USA)  »

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A zöld sisak  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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

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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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Should I?
(uncredited)
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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