History Film / TheGreatRace

19th Jun '16 12:11:34 AM nombretomado
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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909.

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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[TheodoreRoosevelt "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909.
31st May '16 12:43:05 AM JonnyB
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23rd Mar '16 8:14:17 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
2nd Mar '16 1:57:11 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, Creator/BlakeEdwards and starred starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
2nd Mar '16 1:56:26 AM Mdumas43073
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2nd Mar '16 1:46:17 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Great Race''''' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

The film is (very) loosely based on the 1908 New York to Paris automobile race. The protagonist is The Great Leslie (Curtis), a dashing and wealthy daredevil known for setting speed records and other dangerous stunts. His nemesis, Professor Fate (Lemmon) and his sidekick, Max (Falk) try to outdo him, but [[HilarityEnsues always fail hilariously]]. When Leslie enters a race from New York to Paris to promote a new car, Professor Fate promptly joins the race as well, hoping to finally defeat his hated rival. Photojournalist and suffragette Maggie [=DuBois=] (Wood), intent on covering the story, enters the race too. Shortly after the start, Fate's dirty tricks eliminate all contestants except Leslie and Maggie. Later, Maggie's car breaks down and she's forced to ride with Leslie -- not long after that, Leslie's mechanic gets "conveniently" sidetracked. Should anyone be surprised that a relationship starts forming between the two of them?

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'''''The ''The Great Race''''' Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

The film is (very) loosely based on the RealLife 1908 New York to Paris York-to-Paris automobile race. The protagonist is The Great Leslie (Curtis), a dashing and wealthy daredevil known for setting speed records and other dangerous stunts. His nemesis, Professor Fate (Lemmon) and his sidekick, Max (Falk) try to outdo him, but [[HilarityEnsues always fail hilariously]]. When Leslie enters a race from New York to Paris to promote a new car, Professor Fate promptly joins the race as well, hoping to finally defeat his hated rival. Photojournalist and suffragette Maggie [=DuBois=] (Wood), intent on covering the story, enters the race too. Shortly after the start, Fate's dirty tricks eliminate all contestants except Leslie and Maggie. Later, Maggie's car breaks down and she's forced to ride with Leslie -- not long after that, Leslie's mechanic gets "conveniently" sidetracked. Should anyone be surprised that a relationship starts forming between the two of them?
2nd Mar '16 1:43:52 AM Mdumas43073
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* ShoutOut: The dedication: "To Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy"

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* ShoutOut: The dedication: "To {{dedication}} at the beginning of the film: "for [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy"Hardy]]".
29th Sep '15 11:09:41 AM Aquila89
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* IgnoreTheFanservice: Professor Fate is too busy trying to win the race to care about such frippery.

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* IgnoreTheFanservice: Professor Fate is too busy trying to win the race to care about such frippery. Examples include how ''all'' the men in the bar were going ga-ga over [[HelloNurse Lily]]... except him. He seemed to find her extremely annoying, and kept avoiding her - she had to actually ''pull'' him over to her in order for her to act like he was trying to put the moves on her (to go in sync with her song). He also shows no interest in peeking on [[MsFanservice Maggie]] bathing in the lake, and even gets frustrated at Max for peeking.
29th Sep '15 10:09:07 AM WillBGood
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* {{Asexuality}}: Possibly Professor Fate. Nowhere does he show ''any'' interest in anything other than inventing ridiculous artillery / machinery to outdo Leslie. Examples include how ''all'' the men in the bar were going ga-ga over [[HelloNurse Lily]]... except him. He seemed to find her extremely annoying, and kept avoiding her - she had to actually ''pull'' him over to her in order for her to act like he was trying to put the moves on her (to go in sync with her song). And then there's how he shows no interest in peeking on [[MsFanservice Maggie]] bathing in the lake, and even gets frustrated at Max for peeking. It may be simpler than that: the Professor is an extremely obsessed with winning, so it's possible Fate won't look at women until he (if ever) defeats Leslie.


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* IgnoreTheFanservice: Professor Fate is too busy trying to win the race to care about such frippery.
29th Sep '15 9:59:39 AM WillBGood
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* {{Asexuality}}: Possibly Professor Fate. Nowhere does he show ''any'' interest in anything other than inventing ridiculous artillery / machinery to outdo Leslie. Examples include how ''all'' the men in the bar were going ga-ga over [[HelloNurse Lily]]... except him. He seemed to find her extremely annoying, and kept avoiding her - she had to actually ''pull'' him over to her in order for her to act like he was trying to put the moves on her (to go in sync with her song). And then there's how he shows no interest in peeking on [[MsFanservice Maggie]] bathing in the lake, and even gets frustrated at Max for peeking.
** Though it maybe simpler than that. [[TheResenter The Professor shows himself to be an extremely obsessed man]]. It's been noted that people suffering from obsessive complex's pay attention to only the thing they are obsessed with, to the exclusion of all else. So it's possible Fate wont look at women until he (if ever) defeats Leslie.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Possibly Professor Fate. Nowhere does he show ''any'' interest in anything other than inventing ridiculous artillery / machinery to outdo Leslie. Examples include how ''all'' the men in the bar were going ga-ga over [[HelloNurse Lily]]... except him. He seemed to find her extremely annoying, and kept avoiding her - she had to actually ''pull'' him over to her in order for her to act like he was trying to put the moves on her (to go in sync with her song). And then there's how he shows no interest in peeking on [[MsFanservice Maggie]] bathing in the lake, and even gets frustrated at Max for peeking. \n** Though it maybe It may be simpler than that. [[TheResenter The that: the Professor shows himself to be is an extremely obsessed man]]. It's been noted that people suffering from obsessive complex's pay attention to only the thing they are obsessed with, to the exclusion of all else. So with winning, so it's possible Fate wont won't look at women until he (if ever) defeats Leslie.
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