Fast and Loose (1939 film)

Fast and Loose is a 1939 American thriller film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell and Reginald Owen. It is a sequel to the 1938 film Fast Company and was followed the same year by Fast and Furious. In each film, different actors played the crime-solving couple.

Fast and Loose
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original theatrical poster
Directed byEdwin L. Marin
Written byHarry Kurnitz
Produced byFrederick Stephani
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byElmo Veron
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
February 17, 1939
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane try to solve a murder, which hinges on a missing scrap of a William Shakespeare manuscript.[1]


Critical receptionEdit

The New York Times wrote, "a sense of humor, a facile style, genial performances and just enough puzzlement to keep us from suspecting the least suspicious member of the cast."[2]


  1. ^ "Fast and Loose (1939)". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-03-09). "Movie Review - The Saint Strikes Back - THE SCREEN; Passing Judgments on Criterion's 'Fast and Loose,' the Paramount's 'Never Say Die,' and Others". Retrieved 2014-03-22.

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