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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.

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

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The drama spotlights the price that love, in a time of unquestioned inequities, exacts.

January 1, 2018 | Full Review…

... trite and predictable.

September 1, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hard, Fast and Beautiful


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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