Re: RARA-AVIS: The Dain Curse

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 15 May 2002

Erick wrote:

> and I think Fast One by Paul
> Cain would make a great film, though the books would undoubtably still
> better.

Actually, there is a sort-of adaptation of FAST ONE filmed in the 1930's - I think it may have been called GAMBLING SHIP. The script, IIRC, was written by Cain (AKA Ruric) & it starred Cary Grant as Kells. Aside from the main character, Kells, & his floating casino, there is no similarity to FAST ONE whatsoever. It's a fairly typical early Cary Grant film - romantic comedy!You couldn't imagine a less likely adaptation of one of the most hardboiled & noir books ever written.


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