The Fast and the Furious 1954 movie cover Movie Locations Guide

Where was The Fast and the Furious 1954 filmed?


City Locations

California: Calabasas, Pebble Beach, Malibu

Location Types

American, Beach/Oceanview, NatureScapes, Automotive, Clubs/Bars

Location Styles

Beachfront, Classic Car, Modern Car, Motel

About The Fast and the Furious 1954

Produced in 1954, The Fast and Furious was shot in the United States and is considered a classic B movie in the American crime drama genre today. Based on a short story by Roger Corman, the screenplay was adapted by Jean Howell and Jerome Odium. The film’s cast includes John Ireland and Dorothy Malone.

In the opening The Fast and Furious 1954 film scene, trucker Frank Webster has been charged with murder. Because he is innocent of this crime, he breaks out of jail and heads for the Mexico-US border. He is trapped in a coffee shop by a local citizen who is suspicious of him. He escapes, taking with him a hostage named Connie.

Frank takes off with Connie and soon discovers she is going to be a challenging hostage. She tries to escape several times, and he handles her roughly. Over time, the two develop a romance.

Frank and Connie remain on the lam. They participate in a sports car race which takes travels across the border, a fact Frank hopes will allow him to enter Mexico undetected. Faber, one of Connie’s friends, is suspicious of Frank and tries to discover more about him.

The race begins, and Faber ends up in trouble. Instead of fleeing to Mexico as planned, Frank stops to assist Faber. Connie tells the police about Frank’s plans, believing they will help him go to trial and be cleared of all charges. Frank makes the decision to turn himself in and stand trial. He is arrested by the police at the end of the race.

Legend says that John Ireland agreed to appear in the movie on one condition: he would be permitted to direct it. The film took only 10 days to shoot. The budget for The Fast and Furious was only $50,000.

The film received mixed reviews with some critics completely panning it and others declaring it merely a B film. However, The Fast and Furious had enough of an audience following that Corman was offered a three-movie deal. Many years later, producer Neal H. Moritz and Universal Pictures gained permission to use the title for the new The Fast and the Furious franchise starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.

The Fast and the Furious 1954 Locations

The filming locations for The Fast and Furious 1954 are primarily located in California. Among the cities where filming occurred are Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pebble Beach. There were also quite a few great scenes at Port Dume in Malibu, California. The mountains of Santa Monica also star in some excellent racing scenes and Keywest Studios in Hollywood also played a part in the production of this film.

Are action films with fast sports cars your fave film genre? If so, a trip to visit the filming locations for The Fast and Furious just might be the perfect vacation for you!

Fun Fact:

The original title for this film was Crashout.

Frank is discovered in a café scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Saddle Peak Lodge, 419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA

After escaping prison, Frank stops by a roadside café where he is trapped by a citizen who is suspicious of him because he is known in town. In this The Fast and the Furious production scene, the waitress at the café makes a phone call the police. She informs them, “Hello! Hello? This is Wilma Belding at the Saddle Peak Lodge Café. Yeah, yeah. Wilma. W-I-L…what? I wanna re.., a report…a murder. Yes, a murder! I can’t tell you about it on the phone. Highway 74. Oh, for heaven’s sake! Hurry up!”

To get to this The Fast and the Furious location, take to Las Vergenes Road. Follow onto Cold Canyon Road, making a left. The lodge is found on the left-hand side of the road.

Frank and Connie’s romance begins scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Santa Monica Mountains, California, USA

In this The Fast and the Furious scene, Frank and Connie are traveling down a deserted stretch of highway. He turns the car around and travels a short distance back from where they came before pulling over and parking. He begins to bind her hands, and the following conversation takes place between the two in one of the best scenes in The Fast and the Furious.

Connie: This isn’t necessary.

Frank: Of course not.

Connie: I said I was sorry.

Frank: You’re about the sorriest creature I’ve ever known.

Connie smacks Frank across the face. He grabs her by the shoulders and kisses her passionately.

To reach this iconic and beautiful mountain range, you can travel by passenger vehicle along Mulholland Highway. You will also find the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area where you can stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, a walk on the grounds, or just to take some photos at the place where one of the most well-known The Fast and the Furious scenes was shot.

Jack and Connie attend a race scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Pebble Beach, CA

A qualifying race is underway, and Jack and Connie stop in to take a look at what is going on. Jack is still intent on crossing the border to safety in Mexico. When they realize the race will finish across the Mexico-US border, they decide to register for it in the hopes it will provide an undetectable path into Mexico for them. This conversation ensues.

Registration clerk: Oh, hi, folks…you here to register?

Connie: Yes.

Frank: Yeah.

Registration clerk: Alright, just write the name of the driver and the car there. Okay, Clancy, you’ve qualified. #54, Clancy, you’ve qualified. Come on in. Oh, Miss Constance Adair driving?

Connie: Yes.

Frank: Yes, I’m riding…

Registration clerk: Oh, I guess you hadn’t heard. They had a meeting last night. This course is too dangerous. All the lady drivers are banned.

Connie: But I’ve got to.

Registration clerk: I’m sorry, but that’s what they decided.

Frank: Ugh, I’ll drive.

Registration clerk: Oh, you’re a racer too?

Frank: Put me down.

Registration clerk: What name?

Frank: Myers. Bill Myers.

Registration clerk: Address?

Frank: El Centro.

Registration clerk: Identification?

Frank hands over his wallet, and the registration clerk studies it intently.

Registration clerk: Okay, that does it.

The best way to reach Pebble Beach is by shuttle bus. Several shuttles are available directly from the airport. Though the roads surrounding Pebble Beach were used for many of the action scenes in The Fast and the Furious, the area is now best known for its world-class resorts and golfing.

Connie seeks Frank’s explanation scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Malibu, CA

Having qualified, Frank and Connie run into Connie’s old friend Faber who will also be competing in the race. They wish each other good luck and head off toward town in search of a place to spend the night before the race the next day.

Frank stops the car in front of a large white gate. Connie tries to get out of the vehicle, but Frank stops her. The following conversation takes place between the two.

Connie: Oh, let’s take a break.

Frank: Why here?

Connie: Nobody ever comes here. There’s an old house up the road. It’s been abandoned for years.

Connie exits the car and opens the gates to reveal a road leading up to a house. Frank drives the car through the gate, and Connie gets back in the car. They continue up the road until they reach the house.

Frank: Thanks again.

Connie: I discovered this place when I first started coming down to the races. I’ve sort of considered it mine ever since. Won’t you come into my parlor?

Frank: What’s the pitch?

Connie: Nothing. I’m just tired. So are you. Besides, you said something about an explanation, and I’d like to hear it.

Frank: On the level?

Connie: Well, at the moment, the only thing I have against you is that I never got that egg salad sandwich.

A trip to Malibu offers you not only the chance to enjoy exploring several of the former The Fast and the Furious film sets, but also gives you the opportunity to spend time in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. To reach. Malibu, you can travel Highway 1, a scenic roadway that is also known as the Pacific Coast Highway.

Faber becomes suspicious scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA

Faber, Connie, and Frank meet to watch some of the earlier races at the Concours d’Elegance. The three enjoy watching the race and then walk towards the parking lot. Faber asks them to join him for lunch, addressing Frank as Mr. Myers. The following conversation ensues.

Faber (walking towards his car): A man who drives as well as you should see this.

Connie: Sure, it’ll be an education. He’ll be so interested.

Bystander: May we see your car, Sir?

Faber: You certainly may. Thank you. Now, this is one of the few convertible Rolls Royce cars ever made. Exactly like the one owned by the King of Denmark.

Connie: It’s beautiful.

Faber: Say, Connie, the way you stowed away those hot dogs, I thought you said you’d just had lunch.

Connie: It’s the fresh air. The peace and quiet of the country.

To reach Pebble Beach Golf Links, the site where the filming for this scene occurred, the shuttle bus is your most efficient mode of transportation.

Connie turns in Frank in scene in The Fast and the Furious 1954

Point Dume, Malibu, CA

The race is in full swing, and Frank takes the lead as he heads into the mountains of Mexico. The announcer narrates each twist and turn, noting where each driver is and how he is doing on the course.

Connie makes a phone call to the police to inform them that she knows of the whereabouts of Frank. In her phone call, she says.

“Operator? Give me the police. Police? Listen very carefully. The driver of car 55 in The International is Frank Webster. Just try to stop him at the border. He’s innocent.”

She replaces the phone in its cradle and says to Faber, “Thanks for the lift,” then runs away.

The easiest way to reach Point Dume is to follow the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. Continue 19 miles until you reach the end of Freeway 10 in Sant Monica. Make a left-hand turn at the lights onto Heathercliff Road. Take an additional left onto Dume Drive, continuing until you reach Sea Lion Place. Make a right here and continue to the end of the street. Here, you will find Point Dume.


A film that is much beloved throughout the world, The Fast and Furious 1954 version was an early precursor to the recent The Fast and the Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. An incredibly scenic film, the 1954 version of The Fast and Furious takes you through the twists and turns of some of California’s most beautiful regions including Point Dume, Malibu, and Pebble Beach.

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