Fast and Loose (1939 film)

Fast and Loose is a 1939 American thriller film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell and Reginald Owen. It is a sequel to the 1938 film Fast Company and was followed the same year by Fast and Furious. In each film, different actors played the crime-solving couple.

Fast and Loose
original theatrical poster
Directed byEdwin L. Marin
Produced byFrederick Stephani
Written byHarry Kurnitz
StarringRobert Montgomery
Rosalind Russell
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byElmo Veron
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
February 17, 1939
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane try to solve a murder, which hinges on a missing scrap of a William Shakespeare manuscript.[1]


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "a sense of humor, a facile style, genial performances and just enough puzzlement to keep us from suspecting the least suspicious member of the cast." [2]


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