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The Lively Set (1964)

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 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 ... Himself (as Captain Max Schumacher)
Dick Whittinghill ... Himself
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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 jet you where the Fun and Action are...every time they grab a wheel...OR A GIRL! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Audacias juveniles 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the officer gives Chuck and Casey a ticket for trespassing on the drag strip, the landscape is flat. In the next shot, mountains can be seen in the background. See more »

Soundtracks

Look at Me
Music by Bobby Darin
Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Wink Martindale
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Not a bad movie
10 May 2000 | by TC-4See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in the Air Force back in 1964. I like it very much then. I saw it again last night on AMC and I still liked it a lot but I did not realize back in 1964 how hokey the non racing scenes where. However, there were enough racing scenes to carry the movie and it was fun to see it again. I recommend it to anyone who wants some "light" racing car entertainment. I think it was better than any Elvis movie of the era.


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