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January 1963 (USA) 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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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

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84 min
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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 »
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Roger Corman's Off to the Races, 23 May 2009
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Handsome writer, and racing car enthusiast, Mark Damon (as Steve Children) decides to pen the biography of Grand Prix champion driver William Campbell (as Joe Machin). As it turns out, Mr. Campbell is "arrogant, ruthless, crude, and altogether a hateful human being." In Mr. Damon's full view, Campbell ended an affair with Damon's fiancée. Damon wants to expose Campbell's bad character, but is drawn to the charismatic playboy. The two men duel over the affections of women like Damon's blonde secretary Luana Anders (as Henny), and form an unexpected friendship. Not a very good film, certainly; but, you can see where one was possible.

**** The Young Racers (5/22/63) Roger Corman ~ Mark Damon, William Campbell, Luana Anders

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