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The Price Of Fame In The Big-Time Sports Racket!

Hard, Fast and Beautiful

When most people look at Florence Farley, they see a pretty teenager. But when Milly Farley looks at her daughter she sees something else: a tennis prodigy who could be Milly’s ticket to money and fame. Released in 1951, Hard, Fast and Beautiful foresaw our modern era of big-time women’s sports – and of driven parents who would stop at nothing to “help” their daughters grab the golden ring. Sally Forrest plays Florence, who finds athletic success but not happiness. Claire Trevor seethes with barely concealed malice and greed as Milly. And behind the camera is movie star Ida Lupino, guiding one of a series of low-budget, big-concept films that established her as a rarity in mid-century Hollywood: a successful and stylish female director.

Credits

Robert Clarke
Robert Clarke

Gordon McKay

Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor

Millie Farley

Sally Forrest
Sally Forrest

Florence Farley

Carleton G. Young
Carleton G. Young

Fletcher Locke

Hard, Fast and Beautiful Cast

Name Character
Claire Trevor She was 41, 90 years old when she died as Millie Farley
Robert Clarke He was 30, 85 years old when he died as Gordon McKay
Sally Forrest She was 22, 86 years old when she died as Florence Farley
Carleton G. Young He was 43, 64 years old when he died as Fletcher Locke

Hard, Fast and Beautiful Crew

Name Department
William H. Ziegler as Editor. He was 41 (67) years old when He died Editing
Roy Webb as Original Music Composer. He was 62 (94) years old when He died Sound
Albert S. D'Agostino as Art Direction. He was 58 (77) years old when He died Art
Darrell Silvera as Set Decoration. He was 50 (82) years old when He died Art
Norman A. Cook as Associate Producer. Production
Clem Portman as Sound. He was 46 (87) years old when He died Sound
Jack Okey as Art Direction. He was 61 (73) years old when He died Art
Archie Stout as Director of Photography. He was 65 (86) years old when He died Camera
Collier Young as Producer. Collier Young was 42 (72) years old when Collier Young died Production
James H. Anderson as Assistant Director. He was 48 (58) years old when He died Directing
Ida Lupino as Director. She was 33 (77) years old when She died Directing
Martha Wilkerson as Screenplay. Writing
George C. Shrader as Editor. Editing
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Hard, Fast and Beautiful (70 years)

The Price Of Fame In The Big-Time Sports Racket!

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 23, 1951
  • Runtime: 78 minutes