The Fast Lady. Image shows from L to R: Charles Chingford (James Robertson Justice), Murdoch Troon (Stanley Baxter). Copyright: Independent Artists
The Fast Lady

The Fast Lady

  • 1963 film

Cyclist Murdoch Troon is encouraged to double his wheel-count for the affections of a beautiful girl - however, her father could be a greater obstacle. Stars James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Kathleen Harrison, Julie Christie and more.

The Fast Lady. Image shows from L to R: Clare Chingford (Julie Christie), Freddy Fox (Leslie Phillips), Murdoch Troon (Stanley Baxter). Copyright: Independent Artists

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1963
Stars
James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Kathleen Harrison, Julie Christie, Eric Barker, Fred Emney, Monsewer Eddie Gray and more
Writers
Keble Howard, Jack Davies and Henry Blyth
Director
Ken Annakin
Producers
Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn
Companies

When enthusiastic cyclist Murdoch Troon refuses to allow a car to pass him on the road, little does he know that the driver is the stern father of the girl with whom he is about to fall in love.

Encouraged by her love of fast cars - not to mention the men who drive them - and his second-hand car salesman fellow lodger Freddy Fox, Murdoch purchases a vintage Bentley named The Fast Lady, and begins to learn to drive.

Unfortunately, the obstinate Scot does not take instruction well, nor does he care to listen to even the most friendly of advice: will he ever learn to drive? Will he win around the beautiful Clare's father? And indeed, will Clare stick around in case he does?

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
95 minutes
UK cinematic release
January 1963
Produced
1962
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Norrie Paramor.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 29th April 2021 at 2:30pm on TPTV
  • Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 7:00pm on TPTV
  • Thursday 24th September 2020 at 4:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Independent Artists Studios

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