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The pre-release title of the film was Let's Go. Much of the production was filmed on location in San Pedro and on Santa Catalina Island, CA. A Hollywood Reporter production chart listed David Newell in the cast, but his participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. Race announcer Pete Smith, who played himself in the film, was the well-known narrator of many M-G-M short films in the 1930s and 1940s. A news item in Film Daily on November 10, 1932 erroneously called Ramon Novarro and Helen Hayes the leads in this film. Although the news item correctly noted the title change of the picture, Novarro and Hayes were actually starring together in a film called The Son-Daughter at the time. (see below). Fast Life marked the final feature film of actor Karl Dane (1886-1934).