#71. The Great Race (1965)


Warner Bros.

– Director: Blake Edwards

– Metascore: 71

– Runtime: 160 minutes

The Great Leslie and his rival Professor Fate compete in a daredevil race from New York to Paris—west across America to the Bering Strait and Russia—in a contest sponsored by automakers to boost sales. Tony Curtis plays The Great Leslie, Jack Lemmon plays Professor Fate, and Natalie Wood and Peter Falk round out a top-notch comic cast. The film was dedicated to silent movie comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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