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The Great Race (1965)

January 23rd, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 3 Comments · 1960's, Oregon film, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (cameo), Videos

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Famous for its climatic pie fight, The Great Race is a great movie for Tony Curtis/Natalie Wood/Jack Lemmon completists, and for fans of Edith Head.

I hereby clarify the historic claim made that The Great Race is an Oregon film. It is on the basis of this cameo appearance of the Gearhart, Oregon beach.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob Lawson // Oct 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I think you are overlooking that film noir classic Out of the Past: there is a picture of Mount Hood on a calendar in the gas station where Robert Mitchum’s character toils in the beginning of the film.

  • 2 Anne Richardson // Oct 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Talk about a cameo appearance!

  • 3 Rob Lawson // Dec 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I’m going to float this again: the musical Gypsy! has a scene in which Klamath Falls is mentioned. So it must qualify as an Oregon film, yes?

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