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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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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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Storyline

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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1.37 : 1
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Several actors and actresses in studio records for the film "Fast and Furious (1939)" never appear. These are, with their character names: Tommy Bond (Little Boy), George Chandler (Clerk), Richard Cramer (Prisoner), Sarah Edwards (Mother), Linda Roth (Lion Tamer) and C.L. Sherwood (Prisoner). 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 and Loose (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Comfortable Time-Waster Will Make You Grin
11 January 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Ann Southern and Franchot Tone's genial relationship wraps itself around a mediocre murder plot which features a lot of pretty young women in bathing suits (no belly-buttons, remember, this is the 30's Post-Code). Plenty of wise-cracking, a few Stooges-level laughs involving circus lions, and one great directorial flourish from Berkely involving a traveling camera-shot during a party scene.


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