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Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature



3 sets of stars (Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice, Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell, Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern) in 3 films about book dealers and amateur sleuths the Sloanes.

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Genre:   Mystery
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Synopsis
Who bumped off bibliophile Otto Brockler? Mystery turns a new page when bookdealers and amateur sleuths Joel and Garda Sloane (Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice) sift through clues and suspects in Fast Company, the first of three brisk, urbane Sloane films. When a rare Shakespeare manuscript is stolen, the stage is set for murder in Fast and Loose, with Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell as the Sloanes. “The comedy is jauntily paced, and profits as much from its writing as it has from the deft light-comedy playing of Mr. Montgomery and Miss Russell” (Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times). Last, director Busby Berkeley turns his camera toward a bevy of bathing beauties and helms the clues and comedy of Fast and Furious. Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern play the Sloanes, rescuing a friend falsely accused of gunning down a shady beauty-pageant promoter. Three films, three sets of stars – all ideal fare for fans of The Thin Man series!

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Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (5)

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    (1)

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    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Classic style (7)
  • Funny (7)
  • Entertaining (6)
  • Engaging (5)
  • Action-packed (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment (7)
    • Everyone (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (6), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    1.0

    Snore

    By Herman Herman

    from Scarsdale, NY

    About Me Collector, Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Classic

    Cons

    • Boring

    Best Uses

    • Education

    Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

    Good that Warner puts this material on DVD. Unfortunate that the producers were lazy and tired.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Bargain 3 related movies one price

    By Ed

    from New York

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Action-packed
    • Classic
    • Engaging
    • Entertaining
    • Funny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

      Good package or related Fast Company films. Interesting change of co-stars from one film to the next. Best is "Fast Company" starring Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      trio of fast-moving, witty mysteries

      By Bill S.

      from San Antonio, TX

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Action-packed
      • Classic
      • Engaging
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

        Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

        If you like fast-moving 30's murder mysteries with witty dialogue and colorful supporting characters, you should love these three "FAST" films, with different actors/actresses playing the husband-and-wife lead in each of the three. We watched the three movies on three consecutive evenings, and doing this really enjoyed comparing/contrasting the different approaches to the characters. But then, with pros like Franchot Tone, Robert Montgomery, and Ann Sothern, it's a joy to watch ALL of them. Yes, these are formula B-movies, but MGM was such a well-oiled machine at that time with such an incredible amount of talent both in front of and behind the screen, the films are a joy. I wish today's films were as enjoyable and unpretentious as these. If the idea of a wise-cracking husband and wife team solving murder mysteries with lots of humor but a sense of excitement too, grab this three-film set. We loved it!

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        TRIPLE BILL of 4-STAR FUN!!!!

        By can't remember

        from Los Angeles, Ca.

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging
        • Entertaining
        • Funny
        • Thin Man Lookalikes

        Cons

        • Some Slow Moments

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Everyone
        • Pure Escapism

        Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

        it's gr888 watching the wheels turning @ MGM as they cast about for followups to the THIN MAN series, finally going back and releasing sequels in 1939 and killing the FAST series. of all, the Roz Russell (her co-star escapes me at the moment is the weakest of the 3). Sothern & Tone was the best of the 3 so can't figure why they discontinued making them. but all 3 are gr888 fun whodunnits.

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        • No
         
        1.0

        fast and loose grainy and locked up

        By none

        from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Classic
        • Funny

        Cons

        • Grainy
        • Locked Up
        • Poor quality
        • Uneven

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

        Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

        Of the three movies, Fast and Loose was the reason for purchase. It was the only one that worked bad out of the three. Disappointed in the movie.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Fast Company

        By Jim

        from Lombard, Illinois

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Action-packed
        • Classic
        • Engaging
        • Entertaining
        • Funny

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment

          Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

          Of the three films.....I found the title Fast and Furious to be a little "dark". I have seen copies of this print on TCM and the image was much brighter and more enjoyable to watch. Don't know why this version was dark.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not what we expected

          By Sweet Lynn

          from Tampa, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Classic
          • Entertaining
          • Funny

          Cons

          • Slow

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Everyone

          Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

          My purchase was a gift to my husband. We like the Thin Man series and thought this would be a nice addition to our collection. The movies were not as good as we had hoped, but we did enjoy them. Would try others like these.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Very Good!

          By Fan 30-40

          from Glendale, AZ.

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Action-packed
          • Classic
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining
          • Funny

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Everyone

            Comments about Fast Company/Fast and Loose/Fast and Furious-Triple Feature:

            Love these old "B" grade mystery/thriller movies, and this set delivers that.
            Good acting from everyone in all three of these films.
            Good picture and sound quality.

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            • No

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