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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.

Director:

Roger Corman

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Cast

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 (as Robert Campbell)
Milo Quesada ... Italian Driver
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... Announcer
Marie Versini ... Sesia Machin
Margrete Robsahm ... Lea Anderson (as Margrete Robsahn)
Christina Gregg Christina Gregg ... Daphne
Béatrice Altariba ... Monique (as Beatrice Altariba)
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Storyline

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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A little death each day, a lot of love every night! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola was assisting Roger Corman on the set of the movie in Ireland. Corman allowed Coppola to use the same set, crew and actors Luana Anders, William Campbell and Patrick Magee for the filming of Dementia 13 (1963) if he could shoot around the shooting schedule of Corman's film. See more »

Goofs

When the story shifts from Monaco, the inter-title before the next scene says Spa, Belgium and Robert and Sesia then meet in front of a church. The church is actually Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen, France. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Roger Corman's Off to the Races
23 May 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Handsome writer, and racing car enthusiast, Mark Damon (as Steve Children) decides to pen the biography of Grand Prix champion driver William Campbell (as Joe Machin). As it turns out, Mr. Campbell is "arrogant, ruthless, crude, and altogether a hateful human being." In Mr. Damon's full view, Campbell ended an affair with Damon's fiancée. Damon wants to expose Campbell's bad character, but is drawn to the charismatic playboy. The two men duel over the affections of women like Damon's blonde secretary Luana Anders (as Henny), and form an unexpected friendship. Not a very good film, certainly; but, you can see where one was possible.

**** The Young Racers (5/22/63) Roger Corman ~ Mark Damon, William Campbell, Luana Anders


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young Racers See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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