The Great Race Poster

Release Date: July 1st, 1965

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
A spectacular land race from New York to Paris in the early 20th century is planned, the two main competitors being the handsome, dashing hero in white, The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis), and the dastardly, black-suited Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon). While Fate's sidekick, Max (Peter Falk), attempts to sabotage Leslie and the other racers, Leslie finds an unlikely ally in Maggie DuBois (Natalie Wood), a suffragette and journalist-turned-racer whose car breaks down halfway through the event.

Cast: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: New York City, Madcap, Rivalry, Love, Lighthearted, Competition


Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Winner Sound Effects
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical