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The Green Helmet (1961)

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


Michael Forlong


Jon Cleary (novel)




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


A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

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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 »


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 »


Sebring March
Music by Edwin Astley
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Good one for motoring history fans
19 January 2008 | by tombancroft2See all my reviews

This movie still crops up on British TV from time to time. Watched it just yesterday in fact. A goof not mentioned before is when the twin headlamp racing car crashes. As it rolls over and off the track, it suddenly becomes a single headlamp model! A passable film, but obviously very dated now. It is useful of course to those who are interested in motor racing history. Some good shots of the famous marques close up, and a rare appearance by the legendary Jack Brabham. Nostalgic memories stirred by names like Hillman, Singer, Humber, Sunbeam advertised around the Siverstone track. Never quite understood how Bill Travers did so well in his career. Always seemed a bit wooden to me. Script calls for Sid James to use the Aussie word 'Sport' in almost every sentence, which gets a bit boring.

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