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The Young Racers (1963)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | January 1963 (USA)
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.


Roger Corman


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An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Mark Damon ... Stephen Children
William Campbell ... Joe Machin
Luana Anders ... Henny
Patrick Magee ... Sir William Dragonet
John McLaren John McLaren ... Lotus Team Manager
R. Wright Campbell ... Robert Machin
Milo Quesada ... Italian Driver
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... Announcer
Marie Versini ... Sesia Machin
Margrete Robsahm ... Lea
Christina Gregg Christina Gregg ... Daphne
Béatrice Altariba ... Monique


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.

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Actually Filmed at the Grand Prix Tracks of the World See more »


Action | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

January 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrera con la muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


All of Mark Damon's dialogue was looped by an uncredited William Shatner. See more »


Referenced in Boyhood (2014) See more »

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This film is a lot better than its current IMDb rating!
11 February 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

On IMDb, an average film actually has a rating of about 6.0-6.5, this this movie's current 3.5 would seem to indicate that it's a terrible film. However, I was surprised that aside from some poor writing here and there, the film was easy to watch and surprisingly good considering its minuscule budget.

Let's talk about budget for a moment. Despite having a budget of about $150,000 and coming from the king of cheapies, Roger Corman, you'd think it would look bad--like his earlier low-budget films "Wasp Women" and "The Last Woman on Earth". But, the film crew clearly spent money in particular places. First, the film is made in color--really nice looking color on the DVD. Second, the movie was filmed in several locations throughout Europe. And, finally, they used Formula One cars and instead of using the usual stock clips, they filmed the drivers very, very realistically. Clearly the movie looks great.

When it came to budget, you can soon see that one way they cut costs was by using no-name actors. William Campbell is a face you might recognize if you are a Trekkie, as he played a couple prominent guest spots in the original series (The Squire of Gothos and a Klingon captain). Handsome, yes....but also a rather obscure actor--particularly when this film was made. The other lead is Mark Damon--and it really threw me when he entered the movie. Why? Well, because evidently someone hated his voice and all his dialog was dubbed by William Shatner! So, once again, for Trek fans, this is an interesting film.

Another way they cut back was on the writing. While the script had bright moments, it also had a decent number of clichés and was far from brilliant. Heck, with a few revisions, the movie could have really been very good. As is, the racing scenes are mostly great (except for the scene where Damon rolls out of his car--it was badly done), the actors competent and the locales lovely. I did not love this film but liked it and see it as a great example of getting a lot of bang for the buck. Too bad later films like "Le Mans" and "Grand Prix" had the big-name stars and polish--they clearly overwhelm what is still a pretty decent film.

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