Production info

The Race against Time
USA/Japan, 1967  TV  

TV-series Speed Racer (マッハGoGoGo)

Directed by Peter Fernandez

When an archaeologist is murdered during the Sahara Race, Speed tries to fulfill the dying man's last request -- to find his daughter, lost in the Egyptian ruins. Speed finds her, but she's amnesiac and believes she is Cleopatra. To gain her trust, Speed must pass a series of tests, including a gladiator fight and retrieving a statue from the top of a pyramid.

Episode 28 from the American adaptation (Speed Racer) of the Japanese made Anime television series マッハGoGoGo (Mach GoGoGo!). Originally serialized in manga print form by Tatsuo Yoshida, from 1967 to 1968 it ran as a television series in seperate Japanese and American adaptations with a total of 52 episodes. In 1997, a modernized version appeared in Japan with 34 episodes. An English adaptation of this remake in 2002 only saw 11 episodes due to licensing disputes.

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