Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.
|Jack Lemmon||Tony Curtis|
|Natalie Wood||Peter Falk|
|Keenan Wynn||Arthur O'Connell|
|Vivian Vance||Dorothy Provine|
|Larry Storch||Ross Martin|
|George Macready||Marvin Kaplan|
|Hal Smith||Denver Pyle|