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by ric
Sun May 22, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Potzdorf Cathedral
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Re: Potzdorf Cathedral

Google view of exterior:
https://goo.gl/maps/3Y4P8pAhtoF2


Interior (plainly a different interior was used for the film)
https://goo.gl/maps/oK46GCe47cC2 https://goo.gl/maps/dK1Cu6vqeh32 https://goo.gl/maps/7jBJjj2h7K62
by ric
Fri May 06, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Names
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

Names

Natalie Wood plays Maggie DuBois. In French, "Du Bois" means "of the wood". Tony Curtis plays "The Great Leslie", the "Hero in White". Tony's real name is "Bernie Schwartz". "Schwarz" in German is "Black". His first major role was...
by ric
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Notices
Topic: Useful links
Replies: 0
Views: 1915

Useful links

Info/discussion ⋅  WikipediA info page ⋅  IMDb info page ⋅  IMDB discussion board Now disabled by iMDB :( ⋅  Amazon DVD discussion ⋅  Amazon BluRay discussion ⋅  Rotten Tomatoes Videos ⋅  Original trailer ⋅  Stars arrive...
by ric
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Location of Leslie Special & Prof Fate's Hannibal Twin-8
Replies: 7
Views: 3674

Re: Location of Leslie Special & Prof Fate's Hannibal Twin-8

A minor correction about the location of the Stahl's Automobile Museum referenced in the discussions about the locations of the Leslie Special cars and Professor Fate's Hannibal Twin-8 cars: it is in Chesterfield, Michigan (not Missouri as mentioned in the Leslie Special blog or Detroit as mentione...
by ric
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Location where Fate abandoned Maggie after Boracho.
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Re: Location where Fate abandoned Maggie after Boracho.

It turns out, the location where the Stanley Steamer broke down is only just down the road! They probably shot both scenes the same day, and there's a convenient canyon just behind the rocks where all the support trailers could hide. ;) alab-hills2b.jpg alab-hills2a.jpg alab-hills2c.jpg and you can ...
by ric
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film reviews
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

Film reviews

13-Jun-2002 [DVD] http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s523race.html 13-Nov-2002 [DVD] http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=2218 30-Oct-2009 http://felicelog.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/great-race-1965-review.html 9-Sep-2014 [BLURAY] http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Great-Race-Blu-ray/...
by ric
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Location where Fate abandoned Maggie after Boracho.
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Re: Location where Fate abandoned Maggie after Boracho.

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by ric
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Leslie Special headlights - non functional
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

Leslie Special headlights - non functional

The Leslie Special's headlights are only ever turned on in two scenes of the film: [1] when Leslie and Max are driving to the Baron's castle headlights1.jpg [2] when Max is driving the Leslie special after Leslie has broken in to the castle. headlights3.jpg Straight after the first scene, you see th...
by ric
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Obscure trivia
Topic: Balloon stunt location
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: Balloon stunt location

Contemporary photo galleries from the local newspaper suggest that filming of the Balloon stunt (and the biplane stunt) were done on Oct-28 and Oct-30 1964. http://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/05/27/gallery-l-the-filming-of-the-great-race/28032117/ News reports in the same paper...

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