Fast Company (1953 film)

Fast Company is a 1953 American comedy film directed by American filmmaker John Sturges.

Fast Company
Directed byJohn Sturges
Produced byHenry Berman
Written byWilliam Roberts
Adaptation:
Don Mankiewicz
Story:
Eustace Cockrell
StarringHoward Keel
Polly Bergen
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyHarold Lipstein
Edited byJoseph Dervin
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (U.S.)
Release date
  • May 12, 1953 (1953-05-12) (U.S.)
Running time
67 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$584,000[1][2]
Box office$523,000[1]

Plot

Carol Maldon leaves New York to run her recently deceased father's stable. Rick Grayton is the trainer and jockey of her horse Gay Fleet. It is an exceptional horse, but no one yet knows Gay Fleet because it is still young. Rick has been intentionally losing races to make the horse seem inferior so that he can buy it from Carol cheaply. However, he is discovered by Mercedes, a rival stable owner, who tells Rick's plan to Carol.

Cast

Reception

According to MGM records the film earned $392,000 in the US and Canada and $131,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $275,000.[1]

References

  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. Glenn Lovell, Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008 p77


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