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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.

Director:

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 ... 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!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota dos Meus Pecados See more »

Company Credits

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

A film set at Beaconsfield Studios was used for the scenes in the town centre: where Troon has to stop for the old lady (Esma Cannon) on the zebra crossing, where Freddie Fox's boss (Dick Emery) tells him he must sell more cars or he will lose his job, where Troon and Chingford get caught up in a traffic jam caused by a broken-down car, and where the driving test centre and the County Bank are situated. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Troon is knocked off his bicycle, the other cyclists carry on ahead. However, when the incident is noticed by the others they had all stopped just a few feet away. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

A Scottish Soldier
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Andy Stewart
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A real gem
14 July 2009 | by johnners11See all my reviews

As a child of about 8 I had a mania for cars. This was back in the late 70s, when there were still a lot of cars from the 50s and 60s on the roads. I remember this film came on the telly one afternoon and I was absolutely hooked, loads of great cars...and it was really funny too!

The film is a bit patchy (the daydream near the start is a bit overdone) but overall it's a real cracker of a film, you definitely come away from it with a big smile on your face. It's also a real 'spot the actor' film.

Personally I love seeing all the bygone street scenery (the black and white striped signposts, the North Thames Gas Board shop with all the old fridges in the window, etc) and the great old British cars. I now live in the States and seeing this film makes me pine for the Old Country a bit!

The film's now out on DVD, well worth another look.


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