Press Release from Digitmovies:
We are releasing for the absolute first time on CD the OST by Stelvio Cipriani for the film “Formel I und zwei Halunken” (“I due della formula 1 alla corsa piu’ pazza, pazza del mondo”).
Stelvio Cipriani composed a brilliant OST with an amusing recurring main score with a touch of beat style. The author recalls the score in different versions and alternates it with a love theme in Bossa tempo, and with adventure-style music with harp interventions for the gang of bandits who try to make life difficult for Franco & Ciccio. For our CD, we used every note recorded at the time which was contained on the stereo master tapes from the original recording session.
Director and Cast:
Directed in 1971 by Osvaldo Civirani. Starring Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Marisa Traversi, Umberto D'Orsi, Luciano Pigozzi, Memmo Carotenuto.
Franco and Ciccio , two clumsy car repairmen, manage to save the industrialist Ambrose Barillà from killing himself. Ambrose is in despair because the champion driver of his racing team, Gonzales, has been kidnapped. Ciccio comes up with an idea: since Franco is Gonzales’s double, he will replace Gonzales in the race. Gonzales’s kidnappers, who own a racing team of rival cars, are bewildered by the appearance of Franco and even more so when Franco manages to win (thanks to a chip designed by Ciccio which was inserted into the engine). As a reward, Franco and Ciccio receive a check from Ambrose that will allow them to open an appliance store.