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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:
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Stanley Baxter ...
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Staggers
Eric Barker ...
Wentworth
Fred Emney ...
1st Golfer
Eddie Gray ...
2nd Golfer (as Monsewer Eddie Gray)
Frankie Howerd ...
Road Workman in Hole
Raymond Baxter ...
Himself
John Bolster ...
Himself
Graham Hill ...
Himself
John Surtees ...
Himself
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Bodley
Oliver Johnston ...
Bulmer
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Storyline

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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1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three cars - the large American car that Freddie's first girlfriend drives, Freddie's green Bentley ("The Fast Lady"), and the red sports car that Freddie's second girlfriend drives - all have their real white-on-black number plates covered up by the same white-on-red trade plates with the registration "616 H". Trade plates are used by the motor trade when driving vehicles which are untaxed, and the implication is that Freddie has been "borrowing" the cars and the trade plates from the garage where he works. See more »

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The film set that was used for the town centre street changes between scenes: in most scenes there is a side road Westgate Grove between the County Bank and the shop called Brenda's which has the distinctive wooden fascia boards above the windows, but in a few scenes such as the one where Troon and the examiner return to the driving test centre, an extra building has been inserted in the place where this side road is. Also, in the background beyond Wells Cycle Co, some scenes show a building whereas other scenes show a fence. See more »

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Featured in The Many Faces of...: Stanley Baxter (2013) See more »

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A Scottish Soldier
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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Not my favourite; but still fun...
6 June 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Honestly the Fast Lady is a transition film - shades of 50s comedies like School For Scoundrels or the Doctor films, and shades of 60 with touches of Carry On.

For my money this falls uncomfortably between the two stools - what should be a major hit with a great cast drag awfully in places - though the comedy is not bad it's just not at its best. A little crude perhaps? All in all, great to watch if there's nothing else on a Saturday afternoon but a long way from being my favourite - and I normally love anything with James Robertson Justice in it - curmudgeon at its best.

The script can't decide whether it's New Britain 60s cool or a flashback to the 50s, but it has it moments. Stanley Baxter is the Scottish Norman Wisdom and if that's your cup of tea you'll love it.


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