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Fast Company (1938)





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Fast Company was another attempt by MGM to match the success of its "Thin Man" films. Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice star as Joel and Garda Sloane, the funloving rare-book dealers created by Harry Kurnitz. Try as they might, the Sloanes can't help getting involved in crime and murder. This time around, the couple searches for a con artist who has been ripping off the insurance companies by staging robberies of phony first editions. When murder rears its ugly head, Joel and Garda have four suspects to choose from, at least three of whom look incredibly guilty. Without providing any clues as to the outcome, it can be noted that the supporting cast includes such past masters of skullduggery as Louis Calhern, Douglass Dumbrille, George Zucco and Dwight Frye. Fast Company was the first of three "Joel and Garda Sloane" efforts, each one starring different actors in the leading roles. To avoid confusion with a later MGM film with the same title, Fast Company was rechristened Rare Book Murder for television.


Melvyn Douglas
as Joel Sloane
Florence Rice
as Garda Sloane
Claire Dodd
as Julia Thorne
Louis Calhern
as Elias Z. Bannerman
Nat Pendleton
as Paul Torison
Douglass Dumbrille
as Arnold Stamper
Mary Howard
as Leah Brockler
George Zucco
as Otto Brockler
Minor Watson
as Steve Langner
Don Douglas
as Lt. James Flanner
Dwight Frye
as Sidney Wheeler
Thurston Hall
as District Attorney MacMillan
Horace MacMahon
as Danny Scolado
Roger Converse
as Assistant District Attorney Byers
Henry Sylvester
as Auctioneer
Edward Hearn
as Policeman
James B. Carson
as Safe Expert
Ronnie Rondell
as Taxi Driver
Jack Foss
as Attendant
Horace McMahon
as Danny Scolado
Barbara Bedford
as Secretary
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[Fast Company is] sprinkled with fast dialogue and hilarious situations.

November 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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