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The Fast and the Furious, 1955.
Directed by John Ireland and Edward Sampson.
Starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone.
The first offering from American Releasing Company (which would go on to become American International Pictures the following year), The Fast and the Furious stars John Ireland as Frank Webster, a man wrongfully convicted of murder and heading for Mexico after breaking out of jail. With the police hot on his heels, Frank enters a cross-border race after kidnapping a young woman (Dorothy Malone) who happens to be the proud owner of a flash sports car.
Based on a story by low-budget maestro Roger Corman (who also produces and features on-screen as a race car driver), The Fast and The Furious was co-directed by its leading man and also features cinematography from Corman regular and Academy Award winner Floyd Crosby (Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, 1931).
Apart from sharing the same title (the rights of which were purchased by Universal) this 1955 effort bears no resemblance to Rob Cohen's 2001 Vin Diesel franchise-starter, while the plot was also reused in the 1994 comedy adventure The Chase, starring Charlie Sheen and Kirsty Swanson.
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