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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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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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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)  »

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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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When Troon is first visited at his home by Claire, his tie is alternatively tight and loosened during that scene. See more »

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Featured in The Car's the Star: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud (1995) See more »

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A Scottish Soldier
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Traditional
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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A very funny and enjoyable film.
22 July 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Whenever I think about this film I think of that other car film 'Genevieve'. If you enjoyed 'Genevieve' you will enjoy this film and vice versa. Both movies contain vintage cars which are important to the plot. The cars and their drivers get into all kinds of trouble, both films are charming British comedies and they make me wish I owned a vintage car. The similarities end there. The plots are very different.

The title of the film 'The Fast Lady', refers to the name given to the vintage Bentleigh. The film is about the car, its owner, the girl he wants to date, and her father who won't let our hero take his daughter out unless he passes his driving test.

Stanley Baxter, is perfect for the role of Murdoch, the learner driver who wants to impress with his car and driving skills. Leslie Phillips, is hilarious as Murdoch's buddy who helps him with his driving and gives him romance tips. James Robertson Justice, really enjoys making life difficult for Murdoch, by insulting and challenging his driving skills. Julie Christie, is pretty and charming as Claire.

This is a fun movie to watch that will leave you in good spirits. A good movie for a rainy day or a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Hope to see it released on video soon.








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