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The Fast Lady (1963)

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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Ken Annakin

Writers:

Keble Howard (by), Jack Davies (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Freddie Fox
Julie Christie ... Claire Chingford
James Robertson Justice ... Charles Chingford
Stanley Baxter Stanley Baxter ... Murdoch Troon
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Staggers
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Wentworth
Fred Emney ... 1st Golfer
Eddie Gray Eddie Gray ... 2nd Golfer (as Monsewer Eddie Gray)
Frankie Howerd ... Road Workman in Hole
Raymond Baxter Raymond Baxter ... Himself
John Bolster John Bolster ... Himself
Graham Hill Graham Hill ... Himself
John Surtees ... Himself
Allan Cuthbertson ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados See more »

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Production Co:

Independent Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Barker, Fred Emney, Monsewer Eddie Gray, Frankie Howerd, Raymond Baxter, John Bolster Graham Hill and John Surtees all receive 'Guest Star' credits. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase an old man (Clive Dunn) falls into the back seat of Chingford's Bentley between Freddie and Claire. He is never seen again in the film. 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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Not my favourite; but still fun...
6 June 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Honestly the Fast Lady is a transition film - shades of 50s comedies like School For Scoundrels or the Doctor films, and shades of 60 with touches of Carry On.

For my money this falls uncomfortably between the two stools - what should be a major hit with a great cast drag awfully in places - though the comedy is not bad it's just not at its best. A little crude perhaps? All in all, great to watch if there's nothing else on a Saturday afternoon but a long way from being my favourite - and I normally love anything with James Robertson Justice in it - curmudgeon at its best.

The script can't decide whether it's New Britain 60s cool or a flashback to the 50s, but it has it moments. Stanley Baxter is the Scottish Norman Wisdom and if that's your cup of tea you'll love it.


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