Fast Company (1953 film)
|Directed by||John Sturges|
|Produced by||Henry Berman|
|Written by||William Roberts|
|Music by||Alberto Colombo|
|Edited by||Joseph Dervin|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (U.S.)|
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.
- Polly Bergen as Carol Maldon
- Howard Keel as Rick Grayton
- Nina Foch as Mercedes Bellway
- Carol Nugent as Jigger Parkson
- Marjorie Main as Ma Parkson
- Horace McMahon as Two Pair Buford
- Iron Eyes Cody as Ben Iron Mountain
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.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Glenn Lovell, Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008 p77
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