Hard, Fast and Beautiful 1951 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sat 17 Nov 2018 (1hr 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Ida Lupino’s third assignment as a director for independent production company The Filmmakers (founded by Lupino and her husband Collier Young) finds budding tennis star Florence (Sally Forrest) torn between her mother Millie (Claire Trevor), her fiance Gordon (Robert Clarke), and their diametrically-opposed dreams for her future.  Kinetic tennis matches are peppered between dirty little scenes unveiling the machinations of a brash, brazen “sports mother” whose designs for her daughter’s destiny lead her down corrupt, gnarled roads (similar in terrain in the toxic, codependent sibling relationship in The Hard Way).  Lupino’s tight tennis drama dabbles in the bleak, stark reality appropriate for the grit and honesty starting to grace the screen of post-War American cinema.’ – UCLA Film & Television Archive

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 78 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: IDA LUPINO / PRODUCER: COLLIER YOUNG / SCRIPT: MARTHA WILKERSON / BASED ON THE 1930 NOVEL ‘AMERICAN GIRL’ BY JOHN R TUNIS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ARCHIE STOUT / CAST: CLAIRE TREVOR, SALLY FORREST, CARLETON G YOUNG, ROBERT CLARKE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: THE FILMMAKERS PRINT SOURCE: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: POTENTIAL FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM