IMDb > The Young Racers (1963)

The Young Racers (1963) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)


User Rating:
4.5/10   193 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 40% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
January 1963 (USA) See more »
Actually Filmed at the Grand Prix Tracks of the World See more »
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 »
(13 articles)
 (From Trailers from Hell. 17 January 2017, 1:42 PM, PST)

Blood Bath
 (From Trailers from Hell. 23 May 2016, 9:37 PM, PDT)

Menahem Golan, prolific producer of '80s action pics, dies at 85
 (From - Inside Movies. 8 August 2014, 4:09 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Grade Z Porno Flicks?!?!! See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
(in alphabetical order)
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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
84 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Francis Ford Coppola was assisting Roger Corman on the set of the movie in Ireland. Corman allowed Coppola to use the same set, crew and actors Luana Anders, William Campbell and Patrick Magee for the filming of Dementia 13 (1963) if he could shoot around the shooting schedule of Corman's film.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Killers The Betsy The Strangers The Wild Angels The Silencers
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.