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Hard, Fast and Beautiful

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Director  Ida Lupino
Producer  Collier Young
Country  United States
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Genre  Drama, Sport
Cinematography  Archie Stout
Language  English
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Writer  John R. Tunis, Martha Wilkerson
Release date  May 23, 1951 (1951-05-23) (Premiere-San Francisco) June 9, 1951 (1951-06-09) (US)
Cast  Claire Trevor (Millie Farley), Sally Forrest (Florence Farley), Carleton G. Young (Fletcher Locke), Robert Clarke (Gordon McKay)
Similar movies  Southpaw, Varsity Blues, Real Steel, Cars, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Ender's Game
Tagline  The Price Of Fame In The Big-Time Sports Racket!

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Hard, Fast and Beautiful is a 1951 American drama film directed by Ida Lupino and starring Claire Trevor, loosely based on the 1930 novel American Girl by sports fiction author John R. Tunis, which itself was an unflattering and thinly veiled fictionalization of tennis star Helen Wills Moody.


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Florence Farley, a girl from Santa Monica, California in her late teens, and a tennis prodigy, is torn between fulfilling the dreams of her ambitious mother Millie, who has planned her tennis career, or her own dreams of being with the man she loves.

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Florence has a chance meeting with Gordon McKay, the nephew of a wealthy town figure. Invited to play tennis at the local country club, she defeats him easily. Her prowess at the game causes J.R. Carpenter, the country club's manager, to offer Florence a membership there, plus a trip to Philadelphia to compete for the national junior championship.

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Her scheming, social-climbing mother Millie manages to include herself on the trip, leaving her ill husband Will behind. She flirts with Florence's new coach Fletcher Locke and accepts money and gifts, which could endanger her daughter's amateur status. Once Millie realizes that Gordon is not wealthy, she discourages Florence from entertaining the idea of marrying him.

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After winning at Forest Hills, an increasingly unhappy Florence wants to retire from tennis and get married. Her father, on his death bed, scolds Millie for looking out for her own interests rather than their girl's. Florence wins the Wimbledon women's singles title, then abruptly quits the game, announcing her impending marriage to Gordon and leaving her mother a forlorn figure on the sideline.


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  • Claire Trevor as Millie Farley
  • Sally Forrest as Florence Farley
  • Carleton G. Young as Fletcher Locke
  • Robert Clarke as Gordon McKay
  • Kenneth Patterson as Will Farley
  • Marcella Cisney as Miss Martin
  • Joseph Kearns as J.R. Carpenter
  • William Hudson as Interne
  • George Fisher as Announcer
  • References

    Hard, Fast and Beautiful Wikipedia
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