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?