Winning (1969)

123 mins | Melodrama | 1969

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at the Indianapolis Speedway and at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. MPAA rerating: ... More Less

Location scenes filmed at the Indianapolis Speedway and at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. MPAA rerating: M. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Jennings Lang Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Tech adv
Coöp
Supervisorrace cons
Race mounts
Titles & opticals
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 May 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures & Newman-Foreman Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 June 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37947
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
123
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While celebrating his victory in the Redburne 200, stock car driver Frank Capua persuades Avis representative Elora to accompany him on a drive. When Elora voices concern for her reputation, revealing that she is a divorcée with a teenaged son and suspicious mother, Capua suggests an idyll in California. Upon their return they marry, and Capua adopts Elora's son, Charley. In preparation for the Indianapolis 500 the racer embarks on a grueling training program, neglecting his wife. Arriving at Elora's motel room, he discovers her in bed with his rival Luther Erding. Following a wordless confrontation Capua leaves Elora. Alarmed, Charley hitchhikes to Indianapolis and joins his stepfather, voicing the hope that Capua will best Erding in the upcoming race. Capua is victorious in the Indianapolis 500, after which he assaults his antagonist and pleads with Elora for a ... +


While celebrating his victory in the Redburne 200, stock car driver Frank Capua persuades Avis representative Elora to accompany him on a drive. When Elora voices concern for her reputation, revealing that she is a divorcée with a teenaged son and suspicious mother, Capua suggests an idyll in California. Upon their return they marry, and Capua adopts Elora's son, Charley. In preparation for the Indianapolis 500 the racer embarks on a grueling training program, neglecting his wife. Arriving at Elora's motel room, he discovers her in bed with his rival Luther Erding. Following a wordless confrontation Capua leaves Elora. Alarmed, Charley hitchhikes to Indianapolis and joins his stepfather, voicing the hope that Capua will best Erding in the upcoming race. Capua is victorious in the Indianapolis 500, after which he assaults his antagonist and pleads with Elora for a reconciliation. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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