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The Fast Lady (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1962 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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
Allan Cuthbertson ...
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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Comedy

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December 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the car chase a road maintenance man painting a white line down the middle of a road gets bumped from side to side by cars speeding past. The can of paint that he is using moves between the initial wide shot and the close-ups of his feet. Also, the portion of line that he is painting in the close-up shots disappears in the final wide shot of him with the paint can on his head. See more »

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Soundtracks

A Scottish Soldier
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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Great fun film of it's time, still is.
1 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Love this film, mainly for the great classic cars seen throughout. I remember when i was a child there was a zoo local to me in Wellingborough and they had a juke box in the cafe which had the ability to show accompanying films to the music choice selected, this was in the early 60's one of the tunes was "the chase from The Fast Lady" and the film with it was the chase from the film. great fun for a ten year old boy to see at a shilling a time. I now have this on DVD and have been goof spotting. Early on in the film outside Kathleen Harrrisons house is a young lady sitting in a large white yank tank, when Leslie Phillips is seen leaving the house and talking to his landlady the car is missing, and then it reappears again moments later. Second goof i saw is with Julie Christies mini cooper, as she is seen driving up to Murdochs house the car has a lovely woodrim steering wheel, then when she gets into the car afterwards it has a standard plastic steering wheel. I'm still looking for more.... Snowy Ps it's a pleasure to report that the lovely Fast Lady Bentley is still registered and presumably still thunders along leafy English country roads and byeways frightening old ladys and irritating policemen.


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