Fast and Furious (1927)

Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Another of Reginald Denny's money-spinning Universal vehicles, Fast and Furious casts Denny as "speed demon" Tom Brown. Fascinated with fast roadsters, Tom enjoys nothing more than "opening up" on the highway -- at least, until he's run off the road by another reckless driver. After emerging from the hospital, Tom discovers that he's developed a mortal fear of automobiles -- in fact, he jumps three feet in the air whenever he hears a honking horn. Naturally, the outcome of the plot hinges on Tom's willingness to man the controls of a racing car for the sake of his sweetheart Ethel (Barbara Worth). All that prevents Fast and Furious from being a "perfect" Reginald Denny picture is a moment near the climax, when our jailed hero is released from his cell when his father bribes the guard: undoubtedly, Denny's fans would have preferred that he figure a way out of his dilemma.

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accident, damsel-in-distress, love, phobia, racing, rescue