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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.

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John Ireland, Edward Sampson (as Edwards Sampson)

Writers:

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

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 Larry Thor ... Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland 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)
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Storyline

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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A Wanted Man... Meets A Wanting Woman! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der rasende Teufel See more »

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Budget:

$66,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Palo Alto Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title rights, not the story rights, to this film were purchased so that the title could be used on The Fast and the Furious (2001), another film about racing. See more »

Goofs

In the early part of the race, the announcer in the grandstand gives detailed accounts of the racing action long after the cars would have been out of his view. See more »

Quotes

Frank Webster: This country reminds me of the time I was bitten by a rattlesnake. Only 5 years old... Me, not the snake. Snake died.
Connie Adair: It figures.
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Referenced in Hotel Erotica: The Fast and the Curious (2002) See more »

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The Jaguar XK is the star of the film.
15 November 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

It is not easy to make a film where the star is a car, and Roger Corman knew how to do it. The car is the Jaguar XK, probably the 120 and seeing this car on the screen looking brand new makes you realize how once there was a species called "sports cars" that does not exist anymore. Just compare that car with the ultra, over luxurious XKs of today. Another car I was happy to see in the movie was the Triumph TR2. The plot about a fugitive (John Ireland) that kidnaps a woman with a Jag (Dorothy Malone) blends well with the racing scenes, which are excellent. Ireland, driving Malone's car takes part in a race that will end in Mexico, he duels with another Jaguar for the delight of anyone who enjoys motor racing.


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