The Great Race (1965)

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A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents.



  • Jack Lemmon in character as Professor Fate for a fashion layout for LIFE. Photo taken in 1964 on the Warner Bros. set of "Great Race, The."
  • Natalie Wood in The Great Race (1965)
  • Peter Falk in The Great Race (1965)
  • Saturday Evening Post Cover "Great Race, The" Jack Lemmon Photo taken c. 1965
  • Blake Edwards in The Great Race (1965)
  • Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in The Great Race (1965)

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Chris Lemmon, son of actor Jack Lemmon (Professor Fate), said in an interview on KMOX-Radio in St. Louis that he considers Lemmon's role in this film to be his father's finest. Jack Lemmon himself has said he got more mail about Fate than about any other character he ... ...


Professor Fate: Sh-sh-sh-sh-shut up!


When Professor Fate and Max are driving along the rail tracks they run into a train coming in the opposite direction. This happens when they are out of sight, having just disappeared round a bend. They come into view again, being pushed by the train, but their car has mysteriously turned around: instead of rolling backwards on the track it is pointing in the same direction as the train.

Crazy Credits

Jack Lemmon is only credited as Professor Fate and not for his second role as Crown Prince Hapnik.


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