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Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 6 October 1939 (USA)
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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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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6 October 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Garda Sloane: Come on, dear. You've got to get dressed.
Joel Sloane: Dressed for what?
Garda Sloane: Ah, well, you wouldn't want to get buried in that suit, would you?
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Connections

Follows Fast and Loose (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You are my Lucky Star
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played by a band at the Seaside City railroad station
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Talents of Mary Beth Hughes noticed by rival studios
27 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the movie that Fox Executives really took notice of the talent and beauty of Mary Beth Hughes and signed her to a contract shortly after "Fast and Furious" was released.

She stands out in this well done film.

Her talent and beauty were not enough to make her a big star in Hollywood although she appeared in over 50 films.

Mary Beth started doing stage and nightclub appearances quite early in her career (1943) and this took up a lot of her time. She appeared literally coast to coast for over 25 years.

This was one of the reasons experts feel kept her from major stardom in films.

Her role as beauty contestant Jerry Lawrence portrays her as a hard-boiled blonde, a role which she would repeat many times.

Summary: Fast and Furious really highlights the talented Ann Sothern and Franchot Tone and they make a great husband and wife team!


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