The Fast and the Furious (1954)





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Frank Webster (John Ireland) is a man on the run. Newly broken out of prison, the former truck driver and convicted murderer takes Connie Adair (Dorothy Malone) hostage at a lonely roadside diner and commandeers her car, a racing job than she intended to drive in a rally. At first Connie is as frightened as any woman should be in such a situation, but she soon sees that Frank is more than a wanted criminal -- he's an innocent man trying to redeem his life, and forced by circumstance to commit acts of violence. Soon the two are on the run together, lovers and fugitives using the cover of the road rally as a dodge so he can get to the border and freedom. Connie tries to convince Frank to take a stand, get the evidence out that framed him, and redeem his honor, as the authorities close in on the fast-driving pair. The second movie ever produced by Roger Corman, The Fast and the Furious marked the first release of Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson and the beginning of their American Releasing Corporation, soon to be renamed American International Pictures. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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John Ireland
as Frank Webster
Dorothy Malone
as Connie Adair
Jean Howell
as Sally Phillips
Marshall Bradford
as Race Official
Larry Thor
as Police Sergeant
Robin Morse
as Gas Station Attendant
Bruno Ve Sota
as Truck Driver
Iris Adrian
as Waitress
Jon Mikl Thor
as Police Sergeant
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Uninvolving minor crime drama.

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It's by no means even a very involving film, but it does have decent effects, camera-work and music. It also showcases retro cars along with other things that are different from that time. It's screenplay even gives somewhat of an understanding to where the parts in The Fast and the Furious (2001) came from. However, the rest of writing has shifty character motives and some unimpressive acting. At least it's only an hour or so long; it'll go by quick. For my full review of The Fast and the Furious (1955), check it out on this IMDB link:

Nick Salvemini
Nick Salvemini

Back in the mid-1950's, before anyone could guess that there'd be any kind of a market for films about driving fast Roger Corman and John Ireland produced this quickly assembled thrill ride about an escaped con and his hostage on the run ... in a smooth Jaguar XK120 (0 - 60 in 10.0 as tested, top speed of 126 mph, the fastest production car of its time). Dorothy Malone and Ireland are a good team and although the cars are old the action isn't. And many years later they would decide to bring back the old idea. ..

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Not very fast nor terribly furious.

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jay nixon

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