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.
- Year: 1965
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Comedy, Adventure
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: new york city, paris, france, car race, inventor, slapstick comedy, wager, steampunk, daredevil, cross country race, turn of the century, evil genius, mad professor
- Director: Blake Edwards
- Cast: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell