Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)

Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)





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In this drama, a forceful, socially ambitious mother seeks to fulfill her dreams through her daughter, a talented young tennis player.
Classics , Drama
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RKO Radio Pictures

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Claire Trevor
as Millie Farley
Robert Clarke
as Gordon McKay
Carleton Young
as Fletcher Locke
William Hudson
as Interne
Sally Forrest
as Florence Farley
Don Kent
as Umpire
Carleton G. Young
as Fletcher Locke
George Fisher
as Announcer
Edwin Reimers
as Announcer
Kenneth Patterson
as Will Farley
Marcella Cisney
as Miss Martin
Joseph Kearns
as J.R. Carpenter
Michael Cisney
as Miss Martin
Arthur Little Jr.
as Commentator
Bert Whitley
as Young Official
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Critic Reviews for Hard, Fast and Beautiful

All Critics (1)

... trite and predictable.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Hard, Fast and Beautiful

Ida Lupino's "Hard, Fast and Beautiful" takes a sophisticated look at the dark side of sports, focusing not on the rising star but rather the familial discord brought about by success and greed. Voice-over narration, thoughtful staging and an icy performance by Claire Trevor make the selfish, ruthlessly ambitious mother a fascinating central character. The uncompromising ending is still a breath of a fresh air.

Todd Kushigemachi
Todd Kushigemachi

Ida Lupino directed movies were always tightly paced affairs and this one is no different. It moves with great economy through it's simple story of a woman's dreams for herself and her daughter and there corruption by avarice. She was fortunate to have the always excellent Claire Trevor in the lead, she is superior, the rest of the cast is merely adequate.

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