Fast Company (1953 film)

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Fast Company
Directed by John Sturges
Produced by Henry Berman
Written by William Roberts
Don Mankiewicz
Eustace Cockrell
Starring Howard Keel
Polly Bergen
Cinematography Harold Lipstein
Edited by Joseph Dervin
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (U.S.)
Release date
  • May 12, 1953 (1953-05-12) (U.S.)
Running time
67 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $584,000[1][2]
Box office $523,000[1]

Fast Company is a 1953 comedy film directed by American filmmaker John Sturges.


Carol Maldon leaves New York to run her recently deceased father's stable. Rick Grayton is the trainer and jockey of her horse Gay Fleet. It is an exceptional horse, but no one yet knows Gay Fleet because it is still young. Rick has been intentionally losing races to make the horse seem inferior so that he can buy it from Carol cheaply. However, he is discovered by Mercedes, a rival stable owner, who tells Rick's plan to Carol.



According to MGM records the film earned $392,000 in the US and Canada and $131,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $275,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Glenn Lovell, Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008 p77

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