A Race for Life (1954)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Less than a month after the release of 20th Century-Fox's The Racers, Lippert Productions picked up the American distribution rights for the British A Race for Life. Richard Conte stars as Peter Wells, a onetime champion race-car driver whose career was interrupted by the war. Linking up with an Italian racing team, Wells hope to stage a comeback, while his wife Pat (Mari Aldon) wishes that he'd give up his dangerous profession. Pat finally walks out on her husband, but has a change of heart when he enters the prestigious Grand Prix. Much of A Race for Life is comprised of thrilling genuine race-car footage, culled from various English and European newsreels and documentaries.



car, auto-racing, career, comeback, danger, marriage, opposition, racetrack, racing, sports, war, wife, racer