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Fast and Loose

Synopsis
Detective film. Nick Torrent (Morgan) owns a scrap of a priceless Shakespeare manuscript and wants to sell it; but then he is murdered and the manuscript is stolen. Joel Sloane (Montgomery) is a rare book dealer and amateur detective. As he was trying to buy the manuscript for Mr. Oates (Girardot), he is a suspect so he tries to solve the case. As the bodies pile up, Joel must solve the murders.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1939
Duration
80 mins

Credits

Director
Edwin L. Marin
Producer
Frederick Stephani
Cinematographer
George Folsey
Screenplay
Harry Kurnitz
Music
Franz Waxman
Art Direction
Cedric Gibbons
Cast
Etienne GirardotChristopher Oates
Ralph MorganNicholas ‘Nick’ Torrent
Robert MontgomeryJoel Sloane
Rosalind RussellGarda Sloane

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
forgery; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Notes

Notes
A script is held by the Birmingham Shakespeare Library.
General
The third and final instalment of a series created by Harry Kurnitz from his book Fast Company featuring a husband and wife team, Joel and Garda Sloane, rare book dealers who were amateur detectives.

Production Company

Name

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Archive

Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Email
arsc@ucla.edu
Web
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/access/databases.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(310) 206 5388
Fax
(310) 206 5392
Address
Individual Access
Archive Study and Research Center
46 Powell Library
302 East Melnitz
Los Angeles
CA90095-1323
USA

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