The Fast and the Furious (1955)

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he’s forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him.

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Runtime original: 1:13:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:30


Director: John Ireland, Edward Sampson

Writer: Jerome Odlum (screenplay), Jean Howell (screenplay), Roger Corman (story)

Editor: Edward Sampson

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90to5 Editor Bio: Currently an Assistant Editor at WhitehousePost, London. (

I really enjoyed this as an editing task, it’s a really good exercise in storytelling, pace and structure, along with working in the confinements and edit decisions that have already been made, and seeing how much information is too much.



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