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Fast and Loose is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Gordon Parry and starring Stanley Holloway, Kay Kendall and Brian Reece. It was based on the play A Cuckoo in the Nest by Ben Travers, the first of his Aldwych farces, which had previously been adapted as a 1933 film of the same title.

Fast and Loose
"Fast and Loose" (1954).jpg
British poster by Eric Pulford
Directed byGordon Parry
Produced byTeddy Baird
Written by
Based onA Cuckoo in the Nest (play)
by Ben Travers
Music byPhilip Green
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Group Film Productions Limited
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
  • February¬†1954¬†(1954-02)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


An unmarried couple are forced to adopt a series of pretexts when they stay at a country inn together with only one spare room.[1]


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called the film an "unfunny remake of A Cuckoo in the Nest(1933)." [2]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | FAST AND LOOSE (1954)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Fast And Loose Review". Retrieved 6 April 2014.

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