Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday's Film Adaptation: The Downhill Racers by Oakley Hall

The ski world - glory seekers, bums, and bunnies - the hangers-on and the has-beens - the rich patrons and the fading patronesses who move with the snow, trying to make it any way they can.

An ambitious skier sacrifices love and family to win.

Release Date: November 6, 1969
Release Time: 101 minutes

Robert Redford as David Chappellet
Gene Hackman as Eugene Claire
Camilla Sparv as Carole Stahl
Karl Michael Vogler as Machet
Jim McMullan as Johnny Creech
Kathleen Crowley as American newspaper woman
Dabney Coleman as Mayo
Kenneth Kirk as D. K. Bryan
Oren Stevens as Tony Kinsmith
Jerry Dexter as Ron Engel
Walter Stroud as Mr. Chappellet
Rip McManus as Bruce Devore
Christian Doermer as German skier
Richard Egan as Extra in bar scene (uncredited)
Sylvester Stallone as Restaurant Customer (uncredited)

Author Bio:
Oakley Hall also wrote under the nom de plume of O.M. Hall and Jason Manor.

Oakley Maxwell Hall was an American novelist. He was born in San Diego, California, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the Marines during World War II. Some of his mysteries were published under the pen names "O.M. Hall" and "Jason Manor." Hall received his Master of Fine Arts in English from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Obituary from NY Times May 16, 2008.



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