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The Racers (1955)

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The CinemaScope process gets a rugged workout in Henry Hathaway's The Racers. Kirk Douglas stars as an Italian bus driver who dreams of entering the Grand Prix as a world-famous race car driver. Being Kirk Douglas, he achieves his goal, racing in all the major events around the globe. Dedicated to the philosophy of "winning is the only thing", Douglas alienates his fellow racers and everyone else with whom he comes in contact. Only when he is on the verge of losing his sweetheart Bella Darvi does our hero put his priorities in order. Adapted from a novel by Hans Ruesch, The Racers was remade in a 60-minute version as Men Against Speed, an entry in the weekly TV anthology The 20th Century-Fox Hour .

Cast

John Hudson
as Michel Caron
George Dolenz
as Count Salem
John Wengraf
as Dr. Tabor
Gene Darcy
as Rousillon
Mike Dengate
as Dell'Oro's Mechanic
Stephen Bekassy
as Race Official
June McCall
as Red-Haired Girl
Ben Wright
as Dr. Seger
Chris Randall
as Teenage Mechanic
Chris G. Randall
as Teenage Mechanic
Anna Cheselka
as Ballerina
Joseph Vitale
as Dr. Bocci
Peter Norman
as Cashier
Carleton Young
as Race Announcer
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