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In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
During the pie fight, the Great Leslie remains clean while everyone else is covered in pie. Tony Curtis was actually changing clothes several times, because he all too often got hit with pie during filming.
Master of Ceremonies:
Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness the most spectacular feat ever attempted by the greatest daredevil in the world: The Great Leslie!
Master of Ceremonies: He will be strapped in a straightjacket before your very eyes and lifted up into the clouds where ...
During Lily Olay's musical number, the amount of foam in Professor Fate's beer changes radically when she blows it in his face.
Jack Lemmon is only credited as Professor Fate and not for his second role as Crown Prince Hapnik.
The Great Race was licensed for showing in the Soviet Union in 1965. However, the whole episode where the race is going through Russia was cut. The Soviet authorities took it as a mockery of the 1908 Russian people.
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