Fast and Loose (1939)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Fast and Loose Photos

Movie Info

Fast and Loose was the second of MGM's brief "B" series based on Harry Kurnitz' husband-wife team of bookdealing sleuths, Joel and Garda Sloane. In Fast Company, the first of the series, Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice played the Sloanes; in this second entry, the characters are portrayed by Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell. The murder victim this time is a celebrated rare book collector, and the motive is a missing first edition of Paradise Lost. The supporting cast included several likely suspects, including old reliable Ralph "Anything I Can Do to Help?" Morgan. Fast and Loose might have been faster and looser had it been shorter than 80 minutes.
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Paramount Pictures


Robert Montgomery
as Joel Sloane
Rosalind Russell
as Garda Sloane
Reginald Owen
as Vincent Charlton
Ralph Morgan
as Nicholas Torrent
Etienne Girardot
as Christopher Gates
Alan Dinehart
as Dave Hillard
Jo Ann Sayers
as Christina Torrent
Joan Marsh
as Bobby Neville
Anthony Allan
as Phil Sergeant
John Hubbard
as Phil Sergeant
Tom Collins
as Gerald Torrent
Sidney Blackmer
as Lucky Nolan
Ian Wolfe
as Wilkes
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Torrent
Leonard Carey
as Craddock
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Fast and Loose

All Critics (1)

Comedy/mystery story directed with style by Edwin L. Marin.

Full Review… | July 28, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Fast and Loose


The chemistry between Bob Montgomery and Roz Russell make this routine mystery a fun view. This was Rosalind's last film as a B level actress, The Women was her next picture and she soared to the top ranks.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Pure awesome. One of the very best Thin Man knockoffs. Montgomery and Russell were one of the best screen teams of the 1930s, and their chemistry and banter is at its best here.

Katie Richardson
Katie Richardson

Fast and Loose Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Fast and Loose on our Movie forum!

News & Features