The Racers

The Racers

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi, Gilbert Roland



The CinemaScope process gets a rugged workout in Henry Hathaway's The Racers. Kirk Douglas stars as an Italian bus driver who dreams of entering the Grand Prix as a world-famous race car driver. Being Kirk Douglas, he achieves his goal, racing in all the major events around the globe. Dedicated to the philosophy of "winning is the only thing," Douglas alienates his fellow racers and everyone else with whom he comes in contact. Only when he is on the verge of losing his sweetheart Bella Darvi does our hero put his priorities in order. Adapted from a novel by Hans Ruesch, The Racers was remade in a 60-minute version as Men Against Speed, an entry in the weekly TV anthology The 20th Century-Fox Hour.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/1991
UPC: 0086162187933
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Gino
Bella Darvi Nicole
Gilbert Roland Dell'Oro
Lee J. Cobb Maglio
Katy Jurado Maria
Charles Goldner Piero
John Hudson Michel Caron
George Dolenz Count Salem
John Wengraf Dr. Tabor
Richard Allan Pilar
Norbert Schiller Dehlgreen
Mel Welles Fiori
Peter Brocco Gatti
Stephen Bekassy Race Official
June McCall Red-Haired Girl
Frank Yaconelli Luigi
Ina Anders Janka
Gladys Holland Nurse
Ben Wright Dr. Seger
Chris Randall Teenage Mechanic
Joseph Vitale Dr. Bocci
Peter Norman Cashier
George Givot Baron
Carleton Young Race Announcer
Salvador Baguez Doorman
Jim Barrett Intern
Francesca de Scaffa Chata
Eddie LeBaron Race Official
Cesar Romero Carlos
Gene Darcy Rousillon

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Julian Blaustein Producer
James B. Clark Editor
E. de Graffenried Consultant/advisor
John Fitch Consultant/advisor
Phil Hill Consultant/advisor
Charles S. Kaufman Screenwriter
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Peggy Lee Songwriter
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex North Score Composer
George Patrick Art Director
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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