The Fast Lady

The Fast Lady

Ken Annakin (1963)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Despite driving up too many B roads, this story of a civil servant (Stanley Baxter), his car (a Bentley) and the girl on whom he dotes (Julie Christie) has such a degree of fresh-faced innocence that you appreciate the film's charm rather than notice the rambling plot. This Rank movie is tackled with relish by the cast: Christie is simpering and decent, Baxter is spot-on with his "gormless comic" style and James Robertson-Justice booms throughout.


A cycling enthusiast on a modest civil servant's salary gives up his beloved bike to a buy a luxury car to impress a local magistrate's daughter. However, he first has to pass his driving test to stand any chance of winning her heart - and in the process ends up in a wild car-chase after a gang of robbers. Comedy, with Julie Christie, Stanley Baker, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Dick Emery.

Cast & Crew

Claire Chingford Julie Christie
Murdoch Troon Stanley Baxter
Charles Chingford James Robertson Justice
Freddy Fox Leslie Phillips
Shingler Dick Emery
Mrs Staggers Kathleen Harrison
Wentworth Eric Barker
Bodley Allan Cuthbertson
Director Ken Annakin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama