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The Great Race

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The Great Race
The Great Race.jpg
French Language Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Blake Edwards
Release Date July 1, 1965
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Professor Fate / Prince Friedrich Hapnick Jack Lemmon
Leslie Gallant III
("The Great Leslie")
Tony Curtis
Maggie DuBois Natalie Wood
Maximillian "Max" Meen Peter Falk
Hezekiah Sturdy Keenan Wynn

The Great Race is a 1965 adventure comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and centers around participants in a car race from New York to Paris during the early part of the 20th century. The adventurer The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis), always dressed in a white suit and groomed, convinces an automaker that a race from New York to Paris, westward, would be a great marketing proposition for the auto trade. His arch-rival, the mustachioed, dressed all-black Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon), bets he'll be faster than Leslie in a car he designed himself. The other competitors, including a cunning reporter and women's rights activist Maggie DuBois (Natalie Wood), play in the race not a too big role. The film was one of the most expensive comedies made at the time of its release.

The following weapons were used in the film The Great Race:


Smith & Wesson Model 10

The referee in New York opens up the race with a golden Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The referee prepares the revolver.
He fires into the air and thus starts the (great) race.

Colt Single Action Army

Various citizens of the small Western frontier town of Boracho are seen with Single Action Armys.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
A gang member of "Texas Jack" (Larry Storch) holds two Single Action Armys on Leslie Gallant III (Tony Curtis).

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by General Kuhster (George Macready) to threaten Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm Parabellum
General Kuhster (right) points his Luger at Professor Fate.

MAS Mle. 1892

At the end of the movie, a French referee in Paris is seen with an Mle 1892 Revolver into the air.

Revolver d'ordonnance modèle 1892 - 8x27mmSR
The French referee with the revolver.


Winchester Rifle

A holstered Winchester rifle is briefly seen by a disguised citizen of Boracho.

The Winchester rifle is seen in the holster on the left.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

When Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) arrived in eastern Russia, several soldiers can briefly be seen with Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbines slung on their back instead of accurate Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The two soldiers on the left are seen with their slung Karabiners.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The Gewehr 98 is carried by Guards of the Crown Prince Hapnick (Jack Lemmon) of the fictional central European Kingdom of Carpania.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Hezekiah Sturdy (Keenan Wynn) shows his car to two curious guards armed with Mausers.
The guards escorting the arrested Leslie Gallant.
Two guards of Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe (Ross Martin) readying their Gewehrs.
Leslie knocks out a guard who still holds his rifle.


Swivel Gun

A Swivel Gun is mounted on Professor Fate's (Jack Lemmon) race vehicle, the Hannibal Twin-8.

Swivel Gun
The Swivel mounted on the car.

Selfmade Bomb

Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) throws a self-made bomb from his flight bike.

Professor Fate about to drop the bomb.

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