Fast Company

This is a comedic detective story in the vein of the Thin Man movies.  Melvyn Douglas plays a rare book dealer who dabbles in book related detective work, along with his wife/secretary (Florence Rice). This movie spawned two sequels in 1939, each with different actors playing the lead.

Familiar faces: Thurston Hall (TV's Topper) and Nat Pendleton, who got surprisingly high billing considering he's only in two short scenes.

Trailer for Fast Company on TCM

Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice
What passes for risque in 1938

"Hays Code" marital beds

Thurston Hall, TV's "Topper"

Nat Pendleton


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