Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 1969 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 125 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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This slapstick comedy concerns the annual auto race in Monte Carlo and boasts an international cast of all-star thespians. Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas) is the scheming villain and auto tycoon who will stop at nothing to win the car race. When Chester (Tony Curtis) wins half of the car company in a card game with the villain, a winner-take-all, race is proposed. Bourvil, Dudley Moore and Jack Hawkins also appear in this lighthearted comedy. Jimmy Durante sings the title tune of this pic that features several exciting stunt-driving scenes that ensue between the beginning and end of the international racing competition. The film is an obvious take off of Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines but fails to live up to the quality of it's predecessor.

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car, auto-racing, friendship, racer, racing, road-rally