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The Green Helmet (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 20 April 1961 (USA)
A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

Director:

Michael Forlong

Writer:

Jon Cleary (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Travers ... Greg Rafferty
Ed Begley ... Bartell
Sidney James ... Richie Launder
Nancy Walters ... Diane
Ursula Jeans ... Mrs. Rafferty
Megs Jenkins ... Kitty Launder
Jack Brabham Jack Brabham ... Himself
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Taz Rafferty
Tutte Lemkow ... Carlo Zaraga
Gordon Tanner ... Hastrow
Ferdy Mayne ... Rossano
Peter Collingwood ... Charlie
Roland Curram ... George
Diane Clare ... Pamela
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Lupi
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Storyline

A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

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All the Thrills of Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring, Mille Miglia Races! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A zöld sisak See more »

Filming Locations:

Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Both Ronald Curram and Glyn Houston are dubbed. See more »

Goofs

In the real Mille Miglia, the cars were numbered with three-digit numbers across their hoods, representing the times they started the race. In some of the film's Mille Miglia sequences the cars are numbered correctly, but in others they have different two-digit black numbers in white circles on the sides and back, the way cars would be numbered in a closed-track race instead of an open-road race like the Mille Miglia. See more »

Soundtracks

Sebring March
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Astley
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More errors in the movie
8 September 2010 | by barenekdSee all my reviews

The movie is about an old race driver, Greg, who can't get a ride with a factory team, but has a tire manufacturer, Bartel, who is interested in hiring him to test tires. Greg's Aussie buddy is building his own car, but needs financing so Greg gets Bartel to get the car for his tests, with side stories involving Bartel's daughter and hassles with his mother and brother about who should be participating in the racing. The most glaring error in the movie is our heroes wanting to run in the Mille Miglia. The movie opens with scenes from the 1960 Lemans, and other years blended in. So obviously the movie was in the current moment of the time it was made. The last Mille Miglia was run in 1957, so our gang would have needed a "Way-Back" machine to even see one. I guess the book the movie is based on was written in 1955 and the story had some relevance. But in 1961, the story's venue needed to be changed to maybe the Nurburgring 1000Km or the Targa Florio.


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