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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)
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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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All of Mark Damon's dialogue was looped by an uncredited William Shatner.See more »
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994)See more »

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Middle of the Road Corman, 11 March 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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.

While not Corman's best work, there is a good cast here with Mark Damon and uncredited voice-overs by William Shatner. The script was written by Robert Wright Campbell, who received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay "Man of a Thousand Faces", the biography of Lon Chaney. Robert's brother William also stars in this alongside Damon. (William, interestingly, filmed "Dementia 13" immediately after this, under the guidance of Corman protégé Francis Ford Coppola, and also had some "Star Trek" appearances -- with Shatner!) William Campbell's ex-wife, Judith Exner, was notorious for having affairs with President Kennedy and two Chicago mobsters... but that is neither here nor there.

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