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The Young Racers (1963)





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The fast paced world of Grand Prix racing in Europe provides the setting for this exciting adventure from Roger Corman. The story centers on playboy-driver Joe Machin, who cheats on his wife every time he stops for fuel. Stephen Children is a driver turned sports writer who goes to Monte Carlo before the race to meet Monique, his fiancee. There he believes she is having an affair with Joe. To get revenge, he decides to pen a lurid book accusing the daring driver of dirty dealing during the race. Joe learns of the book and challenges Stephen to racing duel. Rip roarin' mayhem ensues.


Mark Damon
as Stephen Children
William Campbell
as Joe Machin
Rob Campbell
as Robert Machin
Patrick Magee
as Sir William Dragonet
Robert Campbell
as Robert Machin
Bruce McLaren
as Lotus Team Manager
Milo Quesada
as Italian Driver
Anthony Marsh
as Announcer
Marie Versini
as Sesia Machin
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Roger Corman directs this rather boring film about auto racers in the Grand Prix in Monaco. It doesn't come off like Corman put much effort into this one, or that he really cared. I get the impression he was just making a movie to make a movie, and was able to use the Grand Prix location, and maybe some he took advantage of that. The acting is stiff, and the movie isn't goofy enough to enjoy in a so bad its good kind of way. Plenty of more enjoyable Corman Classics to go for before I'd watch this.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

This is really just another stupid romance movie, but with the main characters being race car drivers. It's really boring unless you really enjoy watching car racing and think that should be combined with a romance movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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