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Fast and Loose (1954)

Approved | | Comedy | February 1954 (UK)
An unmarried couple spend an innocent night together, owing to a shortage of rooms at the inn.


Gordon Parry


Ben Travers (screenplay), A.R. Rawlinson (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Stanley Holloway ... Major George Crabb
Kay Kendall ... Carol Hankin
Brian Reece Brian Reece ... Peter Wickham
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Gullett, Inn Manageress
Fabia Drake ... Mrs. Crabb
June Thorburn ... Barbara Wickham
Dora Bryan ... Mary Rawlings, the maid
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Gladys
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Lumper
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Reverend Tripp-Johnson
Alexander Gauge Alexander Gauge ... Hankin
Aubrey Mather ... Noony
Toke Townley Toke Townley ... Alfred
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Man at car crash scene


An unmarried couple spend an innocent night together, owing to a shortage of rooms at the inn.

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Release Date:

February 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuckoo in the Nest See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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19 October 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

Peter meets old flame Carol at the train station where he's off for a pleasant weekend with wife, Barbara. Only he misses the train and while Barbara is whisked away, he's left stranded with Carol.

Somehow everything gets mixed up and they end up sharing a hotel room while Barbara has since gone home and told her parents, who immediately start off after the 'adulterous' pair.

The whole scene in the hotel would work marvelously as a stage play. It's fantastic to see poor Peter looking so befuddled and embarrassed as Carol waltzes around in a silk negligee. Many of the hilarious moments are supplied by Carol's dog, Kichi, albeit unintentionally. It's a wonder poor Kay Kendall was able to give such a fine performance with that little devil squirming in her arms every thirty seconds!

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