Fast and Loose (1930)


“Oh, and before I forget. I think you’re a big mug! ” – Alice O’Neil

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A wealthy family tries to influence the love lives of two of their children when they both fall in love with people below the family’s financial standards.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was intrigued to watch since it starred Carole Lombard and was directed by Preston Sturges.

Unfortunately, the story is too thin and fails to stay interesting at all even though the run time is around 70 minutes.

The characters aren’t developed at all and they all seem far too much like caricatures in everything they say or do along the way.

This film attempts to be a bit crazy in the way that they try to create a story that fits within the category of screwball comedy.

It’s too bad tho that the way things play out here doesn’t at all seem like they manage to give the viewer anything unique or innovative within the story or characters as they are presented.

In addition to Lombard, this film features Miriam Hopkins, Frank Morgan and Henry Wadsworth who each help things a bit but unfortunately not enough along the way.

The story gets a bit over the top as things progress and that actually hurts things because of the chaos that is created.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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