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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 ...
Chief Miller
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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

Quotes

Chief Miller: [to Joel and Sam Travers] Well, you big town wise guys, I could lock you both up. You know that, don't yuh? And if either one of you interferes in this case again, I'll throw you in jail so far, it'll take a week to get beans to yuh! Now get out of here, both of you!
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Follows Fast and Loose (1939) 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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good cast keeps routine mystery going
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern and Franchot Tone are a young married couple in "Fast and Furious" which also stars Allan Joslyn, Ruth Hussey, and Mary Beth Hughes. A friend hits lawyer Joel Sloane (Tone) up for a loan to finance a beauty pageant taking place at a resort and invites Sloane and wife Garda (Sothern) to come see the show. After they arrive, the boss of the operation is murdered, and Joel's friend is jailed on suspicion. It's up to Joel to stop looking at the bathing suited beauties and solve the case.

This is a routine film, rather slow, with some nice humor. Tone and Sothern are a delightful couple. This is the earliest film in which I've seen Ann Sothern, whom I remember from her TV series as a child. She's gorgeous! A real knockout. She and Tone have the charm and lightness necessary for their roles; it's a shame they couldn't have had a better script.

Though this is directed by Busby Berkeley, there are no flashy dance numbers but he does regale us with some neat camera work.

A very pleasant film.


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