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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.
The "Alaska" scenes required 18 tons of artificial snow.
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 eagles...
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.
The Warner Bros logo, opening credits, intermission and closing credits all appear in the form of a magic lantern slideshow (an early form of cinema), with each credit having a custom slide.
The Great Race has been re-released in France in 1996. However, after the race starts, all scenes involving people from the newspaper in New York have been cut. The French authorities or distributors took them as a mockery of the French suffragette's, feminist's and women's lib movements.
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