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Hard, Fast and Beautiful

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Time Out says

An intriguing little melodrama from the underrated Lupino, with Trevor as an ambitious, domineering mother who pushes her daughter (Forrest) to become a tennis champion, only to accuse her of ingratitude when she falls for Clarke and tires of the tournament circuit. Rather like a Mildred Pierce of the sporting world but with sympathies reversed, it's a mite predictable in its plotting, but Trevor is typically excellent, and Lupino never sentimentalises the mother-daughter relationship. Nowhere near as rewarding as either The Hitch-hiker or The Bigamist, but a very watchable entertain- ment all the same from one of Hollywood's few women directors.
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Release Details

  • Duration:79 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ida Lupino
  • Screenwriter:Martha Wilkerson
  • Cast:
    • Sally Forrest
    • Kenneth Patterson
    • Robert Clarke
    • Carleton Young
    • Claire Trevor
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