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Vintage Video :: The Great Race

Friends, this was my first favorite movie.  I was four years old even then I knew that this was a brilliant movie.

And then three decades past before I saw it again and it TOTALLY held up.  I think it can be appreciated by kids as well as their parents.  Because what is there not to love about Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood?

In a nutshell, the movie revolves around a race from New York to Paris before WWI between two  dueling dare devils with a female reporter determined to cover the whole event.

When I first watched it, I loved Natalie Wood’s pretty dresses and of course Tony Curtis was perfectly dreamy in white as the Great Leslie.

But as I got older, it was Jack Lemmon’s deliciously funny portrayal of Professor Fate.

And of course the Crown Prince Federick too, but I don’t want to give anything away. Except this picture.  Which says alot…

Oh, Jack Lemmon, you are marvelous….

But I will mention that there is a pie fight in this film? Yup. Pie fight!

So, consider adding this to movie to your queue.

Are you familiar with this movie?