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Fast and Furious (1924)

The day's takings from a shop are stolen and an employee gives chase to catch the crooks.


Norman Taurog




Cast overview:
Lige Conley ... The Demonstrator
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... The Manager
Ruth Hiatt ... The Boss' Daughter
John Rand John Rand ... The Boss
Spencer Bell Spencer Bell
Fay Holderness Fay Holderness


The day's takings from a shop are stolen and an employee gives chase to catch the crooks.

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Comedy | Short

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Well, Fast, anyway
20 June 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A not-too bad short comedy that suffers from its lack of originality. Lige Conley was a film comedian who is so obscure today that only about a third of his credits appear in the Internet Movie Database. In this film he is a dead ringer for Martin Short in A SIMPLE WISH, but much better at taking the many pratfalls he performs here. The director is Norman Taurog, near the beginning of his nearly fifty years of directing comedies, children's movies and light musicals.

FAST AND FURIOUS is composed of a series of gags stole from other, more famous movies. The first half takes place in a general store, where Conley makes pancakes using cement, and we watch old eggs grow legs and dance, until they hatch with a puff of smoke. The second half is Conley and a blackfaced assistant chasing crooks who have stolen the day's receipts, and is a mixture of the gags from Harold Lloyd's GIRL SHY and Buster Keaton's SHERLOCK JR., both released that year. Perhaps Mr. Conley's career would have done better had he had better gag writers, but Taurog's did not suffer.

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12 October 1924 (USA) See more »

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