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The Fast and the Furious (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | November 1954 (USA)
A trucker framed for murder breaks out of jail, takes a young woman hostage, and enters her sports car in cross-border road race hoping to get to Mexico before the police catch him.


John Ireland, Edward Sampson (as Edwards Sampson)


Jerome Odlum (screenplay), Jean Howell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... Frank Webster
Dorothy Malone ... Connie Adair
Bruce Carlisle Bruce Carlisle ... Faber
Iris Adrian ... Wilma Belding - Waitress
Marshall Bradford Marshall Bradford ... Mr. Hillman - Race Marshal
Bruno VeSota ... Bob Nielson - Truck Driver (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Byrd Holland ... Doctor
Larry Thor ... Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland ... Faraday - Motorist in Park
Jean Howell Jean Howell ... Sally Phillips
Dick Pinner Dick Pinner ... State Trooper (as Richard Pinner)
Robin Morse Robin Morse ... Gas Station Attendant
Lou Place Lou Place ... Det. Faraday
'Snub' Pollard ... Park Caretaker (as Snub Pollard)


A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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WIDE SCREEN THRILLS! Filmed At The Pebble Beach International Sports Car Races See more »


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Did You Know?


After Frank and Connie watch the antiques race they then attend the Concours d'Elegance, in which the grand prize winner was a Rolls Royce convertible owned by a "Jack Milner" from Beverly Hills. This is a reference to the associate producer, Jack Milner. See more »


The size, shape and location of the smudges on Connie's face change in appearance after the escape from the burning shack. See more »


Connie Adair: You can't prove you're innocent running away.
Frank Webster: I can't prove it dead.
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Referenced in House of Payne: The Fast and the Furious (2007) See more »

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Roger Corman B Film
7 March 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Frank Webster, (John Ireland) is a truck driver and is accused of killing another truck driver by driving him off the road and John breaks out of jail and finds a diner to eat and meets up with Connie Adair, (Dorothy Malone). John's identity is questioned in the diner by a man and is very suspicious of him and John knocks him out and grabs Connie and takes off in her sports racing jaguar. Connie and Frank go for very speedy rides through out California to Mexico and they even enter a car race with the police following them all the way. Connie & Frank manage to get along after fighting with each other all the time and there eventually becomes a romantic relationship between the two of them. John Ireland was also the director of this film and Dorothy Malone looked very young and attractive and they both gave an outstanding performance in this black and white B Film by Roger Corman.

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Release Date:

November 1954 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$66,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Palo Alto Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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