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January 1963 (USA) See more »
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Actually Filmed at the Grand Prix Tracks of the World See more »
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A former race-car driver-turned-writer decides to expose a ruthless, womanizing Grand Prix race driver in a book. However, his scheme explodes when his life is saved by this man, who is actually sensitive and misunderstood. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mark Damon ... Stephen Children

William Campbell ... Joe Machin

Luana Anders ... Henny
Patrick Magee ... Sir William Dragonet
John McLaren ... Lotus Team Manager
R. Wright Campbell ... Robert Machin
Milo Quesada ... Italian Driver
Anthony Marsh ... Announcer

Marie Versini ... Sesia Machin
Margrete Robsahm ... Lea
Christina Gregg ... Daphne
Béatrice Altariba ... Monique
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Clark ... Himself (uncredited)

Francis Ford Coppola ... (uncredited)
Bruce McLaren ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
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R. Wright Campbell  writer

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Production Design by
Al Locatelli 
 
Art Direction by
Al Locatelli 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Golan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Menahem Golan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francis Ford Coppola .... second unit director
Menahem Golan .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... assistant director
Robert Towne .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francis Ford Coppola .... sound
 
Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Armondo Linus Acosta .... title designer (as Armand Acosta)
Menahem Golan .... production assistant
Mary Anne Wood .... production assistant
 

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84 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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All of Mark Damon's dialogue was looped by an uncredited William Shatner.See more »

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5 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Grade Z Porno Flicks?!?!!, 13 June 2007
Author: criticman2000 from United States

This is one of only a handful of this director's films that I haven't seen. I've had more than enough experience, however, with those that heap great praise over Mr. Corman's work, most of which is junk, and all of which is flawed, at best. Take for example a home movie called "Little Shop Of Horrors", the original, not the musical (which came later). Although it is remembered with saccharine fondness by many, the movie, which was entirely created in 3 days, on a set which was leftover by another project that wrapped early, is possibly the worst film ever made. As for 1963's "The Young Racers", I stopped in and managed to read a comment on it, under the title, "a great little film". First of all, I seriously doubt it. But everyone's entitled to their opinion. Where the writer of the comment lost me was towards the end, where they bemoaned Corman's having had to resort to making, 'grade Z porno flicks' in the 70's. I don't know what Roger Corman this person is talking about, but it wasn't the one that directed this movie. Roger Corman, despite my limited taste for his output, NEVER made a grade Z porno flick, EVER. Seriously, if you're going to make a comment, do the bloody legwork and research what the hell you're talking about! How many clicks would it have taken to correct your ignorant statement? Your love or hate of his films are your own affair, but get the facts straight.

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