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The Lively Set (1964)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Sport | 24 October 1964 (USA)
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Mel Goldberg (screenplay), William Wood (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Darren ... Casey Owens
Pamela Tiffin ... Eadie Manning
Doug McClure ... Chuck Manning
Joanie Sommers ... Doreen Grey
Marilyn Maxwell ... Marge Owens
Charles Drake ... Paul Manning
Peter Mann ... Stanford Rogers
Carole Wells ... Mona
Frances Robinson ... Celeste Manning
Greg Morris ... Highway Patrol Officer
Ross Elliott ... Ernie Owens
Russ Conway ... Dave Moody
Martin Blaine ... Prof. George E. Collins
Max Schumacher Max Schumacher ... Self (as Captain Max Schumacher)
Dick Whittinghill ... Self
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Storyline

Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister, who becomes Casey's love interest. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Taglines:

THEY LIVE THESE THRILLS! Car-of-tomorrow turbine in endurance race! Dragster duels at 3 miles a minute! Bonneville world speed record run! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Chrysler supplied the turbine car for this movie in order to build up interest in their turbine project car. See more »

Goofs

Casey and Chuck lose the hood on their car. In the next shot, from inside the car looking out the windshield, the hood is still visible. See more »

Soundtracks

Boss Barracuda
Music by Bobby Darin
Lyrics by Terry Melcher
Performed by The Surfaris
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7 January 1999 | by 396guySee all my reviews

Great old movie. Loved it when it came out and still do. Nice hot rods. Although some of the drag racing scenes appear to be 'sped up', the road racing scenes are really nice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lively Set See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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