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PzGeneral17 Jul 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

This thursday, 12:30pm, Turner Classic is showing "The Great Race".


What a great movie…..

Great War Ace Inactive Member17 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 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 10:47 p.m. PST

Natalie Wood…..

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Jul 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

Natalie Wood…..

Deeeeeeeee-licious! thumbs up

Great War Ace Inactive Member18 Jul 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

That picture is backwards. Otherwise, yes, deelicious……….

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

Never saw it not sure I will.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP19 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 Supporting Member of TMP19 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 Wolfman21 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 Wolfman26 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.

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