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The Fast Lady (1962)

Approved | | Comedy | 1965 (USA)
A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Baxter ...
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Staggers
Eric Barker ...
Fred Emney ...
1st Golfer
Eddie Gray ...
2nd Golfer (as Monsewer Eddie Gray)
Raymond Baxter ...
John Bolster ...
Graham Hill ...
John Surtees ...
Oliver Johnston ...


Murdoch Troon, an enthusiastic member of the local cycling club, gets involved with Charles Chingford, a local businessman, when the two of them are involved in an accident. Then Murdoch meets Chingford's daughter, Claire, who persuades him to give up the bicycle, buy a sports car, and learn to drive. At first he is horrified, but the thought of dating the attractive Claire, he relents, and takes his first driving lesson. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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She's the fastest thing in town and oh boy! what a CHASSIS!




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Release Date:

1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A film set at Beaconsfield Studios was used for the scenes in the town centre: where Troon has to stop for the old lady (Esma Cannon) on the zebra crossing, where Freddie Fox's boss (Dick Emery) tells him he must sell more cars or he will lose his job, where Troon and Chingford get caught up in a traffic jam caused by a broken-down car, and where the driving test centre and the County Bank are situated. See more »


At the beginning ,when Troon is knocked off his bicycle,the other cyclists carry on ahead. However when the incident is noticed by the others they had all stopped just a few feet away. See more »


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A Scottish Soldier
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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My best real comedy that has lasted the test of time.
30 December 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Real comedy is comedy that depends on visual and audio presentation without having to be reinforced by swearing or bad behaviour that is so prevalent in a number of films and TV programmes today. In fact the only reason these two elements are used is that the script is not particularly funny in the first place. The Fast Lady is an amalgamation of scenes joined to make an extremely amusing storyline with the best of British comedians, many making only brief appearances. The main characters are Leslie Phillips as the smarmy used car salesman, Julie Christie who is absolutely gorgeous, James Robertson Justice as her overbearing father and Stanley Baxter who is out to woo young Julie. Easily the best real comedy that has lasted the test of time.

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