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Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  6 October 1939 (USA)
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Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

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Lily Cole
Lee Bowman ...
Mike Stevens
Allyn Joslyn ...
Ted Bentley
John Miljan ...
Eric Bartell
Bernard Nedell ...
Ed Connors
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Jerry Lawrence
Cliff Clark ...
Sam Travers
James Burke ...
Clancy
Frank Orth ...
Captain Joe Burke
Margaret Roach ...
Emmy Lou
Gladys Blake ...
Miss Brooklyn
Granville Bates ...
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Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. At Seaside, Joel's pal, Mike Stevens is managing and preparing for their beauty pageant. Joel is made one of the judges plus he has invested $5,000 in it, to Garda's dismay. Eric Bartell, promoter, arrives to dupe Stevens. When Ed Connors, New York racketeer arrives, Bartell is mysteriously murdered. Joel and Garda set out to investigate the murder. Written by Kelly

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Crime doesn't pay with these two super sleuths on the job!

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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6 October 1939 (USA)  »

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A nagy riport  »

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The last in the "Fast Trilogy" of mystery/comedy whodunits. See more »

Quotes

Joel Sloane: [Leaving] look, Darling, you order something. I'll be right back. I've got to see the manager. He distinctly promised me a room overlooking the ocean.
Garda Sloane: But this one overlooks the ocean.
Joel Sloane: But I don't like this ocean.
[He leaves]
Garda Sloane: [the Bellboy chuckles] What's funny?
Brash Bellboy: Nothing... only the last place I worked was an insane asylum. I was hoping this'd be a little different.
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Follows Fast Company (1938) See more »

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When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain
(1931) (uncredited)
Written by Kate Smith, Howard Johnson and Harry M. Woods
Played on piano by Rube Demarest and sung by him and Henry Roquemore, Tom O'Grady, Ernie Alexander, James Burke and others at the party
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Lots of Classic Action in 1939
30 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed the great acting by a veteran actor named Franchot Tone, (Joel Sloane) and his wife Garda Sloane, (Ann Southern) who have a business dealing with rare books in New York City and decided to take a vacation. Mike Stevens, ( Lee Bowman) is a good friend of Joel and asks him for five thousand dollars to invest in a beauty contest and he also offered him a position as a judge. Joel makes this deal with Mike and his wife Gara goes with him, however, Gara is very unhappy about her husband being around all these beautiful bathing suit gals in the contest. There is plenty of laughs and plenty of action as well as a murder. I was quite surprised at what a great film this is from 1939 and I loved watching this film from beginning to end.


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