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 by||Edwin L. Marin|
|Produced by||Frederick Stephani|
|Written by||Harry Kurnitz|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Elmo Veron|
|February 17, 1939|
Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane try to solve a murder, which hinges on a missing scrap of a William Shakespeare manuscript.
- Robert Montgomery as Joel Sloane
- Rosalind Russell as Garda Sloane
- Reginald Owen as Vincent Charlton
- Ralph Morgan as Nicholas "Nick" Torrent
- Etienne Girardot as Christopher Oates
- Alan Dinehart as David Hilliard
- Jo Ann Sayers as Christine Torrent
- Joan Marsh as Bobby Neville
- John Hubbard as Phil Sergeant
- Tom Collins as Gerald Torrent
- Sidney Blackmer as "Lucky" Nolan
- Donald Douglas as Inspector Forbes
- Ian Wolfe as Mr Wilkes
- Mary Forbes as Mrs Torrent
- Leonard Carey as Craddock, Mrs Torrent's butler
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."
- "Fast and Loose (1939)". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- Nugent, Frank S. (1939-03-09). "Movie Review - The Saint Strikes Back - THE SCREEN; Passing Judgments on Criterion's 'Fast and Loose,' the Paramount's 'Never Say Die,' and Others". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.