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The Fast and the Furious (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 February 1955 (USA)
A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car,... See full summary »

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Cast

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Frank Webster
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Connie Adair
Bruce Carlisle ...
Faber
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Wilma Belding, Waitress
Marshall Bradford ...
Mr. Hillman, Race Marshal
Bruno VeSota ...
Bob Nielson, Truck Driver (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Byrd Holland ...
Doctor
Larry Thor ...
Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland ...
Motorist in Park
Jean Howell ...
Sally Phillips
Dick Pinner ...
State Trooper (as Richard Pinner)
Robin Morse ...
Gas Station Attendant
Lou Place ...
Det. Faraday
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Park Caretaker (as Snub Pollard)
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Storyline

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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High speed Excitement...As a Wanted Man...Meets a Wanting Woman


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15 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der rasende Teufel  »

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Budget:

$66,000 (estimated)
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Producer Roger Corman doubled as one of the race drivers, and got so caught up in the race that he forgot he wasn't supposed to "win" it; he wound up beating star John Ireland across the finish line, resulting in another take being shot in which Ireland won the race. See more »

Goofs

In the early part of the race, the announcer in the grandstand gives detailed accounts of the racing action long after the cars would have been out of his view. See more »

Quotes

Connie Adair: You can't prove your innocence running away.
Frank Webster: I can't prove it dead.
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Features Thieves' Highway (1949) See more »

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A guy, a gun, a doll and a Jag... Let's have a race.
24 July 2005 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Hi, Everyone, This is a good movie for anyone who likes old cars and fast girls. The police drove Nashes. Dorothy Malone looked great. John Ireland does a good job being the quiet, likable kidnapper type.

Snub Pollard from the Laurel and Hardy days is here in a small role. Look for his mustache.

A fill up of gasoline and a check of the oil comes to $4 at full service. That seemed a little high, but it was a name brand station.

The plot is your basic girl/race car driver being kidnapped by the only young guy in town. This is after she is hit on by the local truck driver/detective wannabe senior citizen who remains unconscious for most of the film.

This was probably an excellent movie for a rainy night at the drive-in theater. This film has some nice moments.

If you like John Ireland, watch Red River for one of his earlier roles. Dorothy Malone did a movie I enjoyed called The Last Voyage.

Tom Willett


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