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The Lively Set (1964)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Sport | 24 October 1964 (USA)
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Casey Owens
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Chuck Manning
Joanie Sommers ...
Doreen Grey
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Marge Owens
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Paul Manning
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Stanford Rogers
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Mona
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Celeste Manning
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Highway Patrol Officer
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Ernie Owens
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Dave Moody
Martin Blaine ...
Prof. George E. Collins
Max Schumacher ...
Himself (as Captain Max Schumacher)
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Himself
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister, who becomes Casey's love interest. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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THEY LIVE THESE THRILLS! Car-of-tomorrow turbine in endurance race! Dragster duels at 3 miles a minute! Bonneville world speed record run! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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24 October 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Audacias juveniles  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chrysler supplied the turbine car for this movie in order to build up interest in their turbine project car. See more »

Goofs

Casey and Chuck lose the hood on their car. In the next shot, from inside the car looking out the windshield, the hood is still visible. See more »

Soundtracks

Look at Me
Music by Bobby Darin
Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Wink Martindale
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Not a bad movie
10 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in the Air Force back in 1964. I like it very much then. I saw it again last night on AMC and I still liked it a lot but I did not realize back in 1964 how hokey the non racing scenes where. However, there were enough racing scenes to carry the movie and it was fun to see it again. I recommend it to anyone who wants some "light" racing car entertainment. I think it was better than any Elvis movie of the era.


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