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Old 01-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #21
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OK, so here's a racing flick with a "realistic" story line...."Speedway" with Elvis Presley. Just kidding, the story line is goofy, but I love the King (Happy B-day Elv!), and as far as I can remember there is some pretty cool old NASCAR footage in it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:36 PM   #22
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"Thunder in Carolina" came the closest to having a believeable story line as any race film I've seen. That is, for stock car racing. "LeMans" comes to mind for road racing.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:36 PM   #23
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The best? GRAND PRIX; 1966 with James Garner and bunch of international stars. Won 2 Academy Awards: best editing and best special effects. Four interwoven plot lines (fairly thin plot lines, but hey! It's a racing movie!). SUPER footage at Monaco and Spa and Monza. Very few and minor goofs for a movie of this length. It made me a GP fan! Check out double-clutching and shifting with a 5-speed nonsyncho gearbox; heel-and-toe technique!
Second? LE MANS; 1972 with Steve McQueen and a bunch of international stars you've never heard of or ever will again. ZERO plot line and the acting is so-so, but GAWD what super footage! 5% plot and 95% racing footage; extremely realistic!
Next up for me was WINNING; 1969 with Paul Newman, Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward. Love story about people who happen to be involved with racing. Good racing footage but mixed up (like putting the fouled up 1966 Indy start into the 1968 race). Look fast to see Jim Malloy; you get about 2 seconds of film time. Good CanAm footage at the beginning and the NASCAR race at Riverside isn't long enough. Richard Thomas' major movie debut.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:07 AM   #24
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I remember going to the ISIS theater downtown to see the film.
Dang you guys are starting to make me feel old.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:54 AM   #25
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Burn 'Em Up Barnes was an old (1934) weekly serial that was shown in the local theaters.

I watched it on Denver's channel 2 KFEL (remember channel 2) after school, Bob Shriver was the host, I think it came on at 4:00 or 4:30 pm. That was in 1954.

Here now is your Saturday afternoon matinee thriller . . .

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:12 PM   #26
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Hi Guys,
AMAZON has To Please A Lady new on DVD for $4.15.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:14 AM   #27
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I liked "The Big Wheel", and "To Please a Lady", the best, I'm a sucker for old black and white movies. Plus Clark Gable is more believable than most other actors. Most of those movies were not too good, racing footage was great in some of them, but most as a whole, were poor. Talk about horrible movies, there was one made in the 70's about short track late models, called "Jump", next to "Plan 9 from Outer Space", is one of the worst movies ever made. There's lots of real drama in auto racing, but for some reason, movie people can't convey it on screen, so they make up dopey stories, and love triangles that have nothing to due with the real excitement, drama and tragedy that happens in real auto racing.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:36 PM   #28
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I beleive Johnnie Tolan did most of the stunt midget work on "To Please a Lady" (for CG) and Johnny Parsons did the champ car work.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #29
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I beleive Johnnie Tolan did most of the stunt midget work on "To Please a Lady" (for CG) and Johnny Parsons did the champ car work.
Yeah thanks Jimmy, Johnnie Parsons and Johnny Tolan are indeed listed as drivers along with Dominic "Pee Wee" Dictorce and Henry Banks.That according to IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).~Olen
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