The Young Racers
|The Young Racers|
|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Written by||R. Wright Campbell|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures (1963, original)|
|Running time||84 min.|
The Young Racers is a 1963 film directed by Roger Corman.
- Mark Damon: Stephen Children
- William Campbell: Joe Machin
- Luana Anders: Henny
- Patrick Magee: sir William Dragonet
- John McLaren: team manager Lotus
- R. Wright Campbell: Robert Machin
- Milo Quesada: Italian pilot
- Margarete Robsahm: Lea
- Béatrice Altariba: Monique
- Christina Gregg: Daphne
- Marie Versini: Sesia Machin
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.
The Young Racers was released in a Region 1 DVD on Sep 11 2007, as part of the box set The Roger Corman Collection.
- Alan Frank, The Films of Alan Frank: Shooting My Way Out of Trouble, Bath Press, 1998 p 112
- Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 110-111