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| PzGeneral ||17 Jul 2017 5:25 p.m. PST|
This thursday, 12:30pm, Turner Classic is showing "The Great Race".
PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON MAX!!
What a great movie…..
| Great War Ace ||17 Jul 2017 8:39 p.m. PST|
Yes. Several attempts to match it came out, and none of them amounted to much. "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" came the closest to being a success, but it lacks the chemistry that makes The Great Race go.
|Winston Smith ||17 Jul 2017 10:47 p.m. PST|
| Saginaw ||18 Jul 2017 6:09 a.m. PST|
| Great War Ace ||18 Jul 2017 9:40 a.m. PST|
That picture is backwards. Otherwise, yes, deelicious……….
|ZULUPAUL ||18 Jul 2017 6:19 p.m. PST|
Never saw it not sure I will.
|ScottWashburn ||19 Jul 2017 4:02 a.m. PST|
It really is a great movie. The opening scenes with the rivalry between the Great Leslie and Professor Fate are the best part. Once the race actually starts it's not quite as good, although it is still a lot of fun.
|Shagnasty ||19 Jul 2017 8:05 a.m. PST|
For my money "Magnificent Men…" was the best although it is easy to like Natalie wearing cake and a corset.
|Old Wolfman||21 Jul 2017 6:45 a.m. PST|
And the references to "The Prisoner Of Zenda" even sticking in the shadow duel of Ronald Colman and Doug Fairbanks Jr.,then switching back to Tony Curtis and Ross Martin. And Peter Falk as Max,was hilarious.
|Old Wolfman||26 Jul 2017 6:44 a.m. PST|
Incidentally,I read there actually was a car race from New York to Paris over 100 years ago,and an American team won it. Found it in History Revealed or BBC History magazine.