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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

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 ...
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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Comedy

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1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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

Soundtracks

A Scottish Soldier
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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A grand slice of British Comedy!
17 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film again recently after being taken to see it as a child many years ago. The plot is fairly basic as with many comedies of its time but the overall impression is of innocent charm. Car and Actor spotters will have plenty of scenes to keep them amused. The final car chase which is of Keystone Cops proportions offers a 'spot the star' sequence, topped by Fred Emney's two lines of 'Odd!' and 'Bloody odd!' The film also recalls the days when a 1920s Bentley could be bought for the price of a new Mini...unlike today. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the film again and was surprised by the amount of detail I remembered. Just one last point, I'm sure the suburban housing estate featured is the same one as was used in several Carry On films, notably Carry On Camping.


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