GenreAction, Drama ScreenplayRobert Wright Campbell WriterR. Wright Campbell LanguageEnglish
Release dateJanuary 1963 (1963-01) CastMark Damon (Stephen Children), William Campbell (Joe Machin), Luana Anders (Henrietta "Henny" Weston), Marie Versini (Sesia Machin), R. Wright Campbell (Robert Machin), Patrick Magee (Sir William Dragonet) Similar moviesRelated Roger Corman movies
TaglineA little death each day, a lot of love every night!
The young racers
The Young Racers is a 1963 film directed by Roger Corman.
The film was shot on location in Europe to take advantage of the real life grand prix. He hired Robert Wright Campbell, brother of the lead actor, William Campbell, to write the script; he wanted Campbell to base the script on an earlier screenplay he had written about a young American who gets involved with a great bullfighter in Spain. The movie was shot from race to race with the cast and crew taking breaks in between - Monaco, Rouen, Spa in Belgium, Holland and England.
Quentin Tarantino described himself as "a big fan of" the movie. "Where this supposed bad ass driver takes bedding women as seriously as he does winning races. Action flick meets romantic drama, but nicely balanced."
The Young Racers was released in a Region 1 DVD on Sep 11 2007, as part of the box set The Roger Corman Collection.