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Hard, Fast and Beautiful


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Claire Trevor Sally Forrest continues a season of films celebrating the diverse talents of Ida Lupino.
When Florence Farley is invited to join the local tennis club, her ambitious mother sees it as an opportunity to climb the social ladder.
Soon Florence is entered for important national championships and her mother's obsessive concern for her future and for financial and social well-being drive her to the edge of a breakdown ...
Ida Lupino directed this intense drama which reveals her concern for the feminist issues that were later displayed in such films as The Bigamist.
Screenplay by MARTHA WILKERSON Based on a novel by JOHN R. TUNIS Produced by COLLIER YOUNG Directed by IDA LUPINO (Blackandwhite)
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Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Sally Forrest
Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: Martha Wilkerson
Novel By: John R. Tunis
Produced By: Collier Young
Directed By: Ida Lupino
Milly Farley: Claire Trevor
Florence Farley: Sally Forrest
Fletcher Locke: Carleton G. Young
Gordon McKay: Robert Clarke
Will Farley: Kenneth Patterson
Miss Martin: Marcella Cisney
J R Carpenter: Joseph Kearns

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