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The Racers (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 24 May 1955 (Japan)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kirk Douglas ... Gino Borgesa
Bella Darvi ... Nicole
Gilbert Roland ... Dell'Oro
Cesar Romero ... Carlos Chavez
Lee J. Cobb ... Maglio
Katy Jurado ... Maria Chávez
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Piero, Mechanic
John Hudson ... Michel Caron
George Dolenz ... Count Salem
Agnès Laury Agnès Laury ... Toni
John Wengraf ... Dr. Tabor
Norbert Schiller ... Dehlgreen, the Photographer
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Theirs was a love that never looked back...never stopped for breath! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Favorit See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Goofs

On the starting grid at the Nurburgring, one of the drivers looks to his left and waves at someone in the pits. The Pit area at the Nurburgring is on drivers' right. See more »

Quotes

Opening Narrator: The playground of the world, Monte Carlo, is calling. The city of white villas, of sand and sea and gambling. This is how it looks once a year when even the roulette wheel seems to spin more slowly. This is how it looked on a Spring afternoon in the early fifties, the day before the annual race through its winding streets. As in every great sport, motor racing has its traditions and its heroes. As in bullfighting, the presence of death gives a special intensity to their lives. For these are the...
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Connections

Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Men Against Speed (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I Belong To You
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Peggy Lee
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For road-racing fans only.
17 January 2004 | by jimpernSee all my reviews

"The Racers" is a very routine movie in most respects, and Kirk Douglas' failure to make any attempt to sound like an Italian is lamentable.

What saves the movie, at least for me, is the rare look it provides into European Grand Prix and sports-car racing in the early '50s. For that alone, I find it worth having.


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