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Fast Company (1953)

The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father's stable, she inherited. Rick Grayton is a horse racing trainer who lucked into training a champ, the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Eustace Cockrell (story), Don Mankiewicz (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Howard Keel ... Rick Grayton
Polly Bergen ... Carol Maldon
Marjorie Main ... Ma Parkson
Nina Foch ... Mercedes Bellway
Robert Burton ... David Sandring
Carol Nugent ... Jigger Parkson
Joaquin Garay Joaquin Garay ... Manuel Morales
Horace McMahon ... 'Two Pair' Buford
Sig Arno ... Hungry Istvan Kulhanek
Iron Eyes Cody ... Ben Iron Mountain
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Storyline

The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father's stable, she inherited. Rick Grayton is a horse racing trainer who lucked into training a champ, the horse 'Gay Fleet'. Only nobody knows 'Gay Fleet' is any good yet. Rick has been intentionally losing so that he can buy the horse with a low-ball offer to the owner Carol. However Mercedes Bellway, a rival barn and in love with Rick, figures out his plan and tells Carol. Written by Robert

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MGM'S COMEDY ROMANCE! Filled with Race Track Thrills at Every Turn! Marjorie Main Is Terrific!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bela e o Pangaré See more »

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Starring two notable singers, Howard Keel and Polly Bergen, this tuneless comedy did not pick up a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

Goofs

Characters keep claiming they are singing the bugle call "Boots and Saddles," when actually they are singing the more familiar "First Call," which is the military bugle call that was borrowed, and often re-named "Call to the Post," for most race tracks. See more »

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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: A Passage for Trumpet (1960) See more »

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Music Moves The Horse
5 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Fast Company is exactly what Polly Bergen finds herself in when she inherits her late father's stable. She also inherits trainer Howard Keel who has ideas about going out on his own with one of her horses with whom he sees potential champion. This horse responds to the dulcet singing tones of jockey Joaquin Garay and when Garay breaks into song, the horse kicks it into high gear.

Keel's also been romancing rich rival owner Nina Foch who does know her racehorse flesh. Despite them both rivals for Keel, the women do bond on a certain level. Will romance or sisterhood win out?

MGM like all the rest of the big studios never liked keeping their contract stars idle. So if there was no musical project for Howard Keel or Polly Bergen, they got to do something like Fast Company. Poor Polly she never did get to sing in one of those splashy MGM musicals. Dore Schary was in charge when this film was made and he was into the business of social significance. No one would say Fast Company had any messages though.

Interesting though with both Keel and Bergen in the film, the only singing was to the horse by Joaquin Garay. Maybe Keel and Bergen could have gotten more out of him with a couple of notes.

Fast Company certainly was nothing for anyone to have been ashamed of. It has quite a few amusing moments around Bergen learning the horse racing business the hard way and romance interfering all around.


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