Fast Company (1929 film)

Fast Company is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring Jack Oakie and Evelyn Brent.[1] It is based upon the play Elmer the Great by George M. Cohan and Ring Lardner.

Fast Company
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Written byGeorge M. Cohan (play)
Ring Lardner (play)
Walton Butterfield
Patrick Kearney
StarringJack Oakie
Evelyn Brent
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byJane Loring
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 14, 1929 (1929-09-14)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Egomaniacal baseball slugger Elmer Kane is not only good, he enjoys telling everybody how good he is. A professional scout, Bert Wade, takes an interest in Elmer, who in turn takes an interest in Evelyn Corey, an attractive actress.

Wade cons the ballplayer into thinking the actress is falling for him, which inspires a home run from Elmer to win the big game.


Preservation status

According to the Internet Movie Database, the UCLA Film and Television Archive has reels 1, 2, and 3 of this film, with reel 4 having disintegrated in 1990.

See also


  1. "Fast Company". NY Times. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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