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Kid Speed (1924)

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Avery DuPoise is a wealthy business man, organising a race. He meets one the competitors of the race, who is in love with DuPoises daughter. Another competitor crashes into the action, who ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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The Speed Kid
Dorothy Dwan ...
Lou DuPoise
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Dangerous Dan McGraw (as Oliver N. Hardy)
Frank Alexander ...
Mr. Avery DuPoys
Spencer Bell ...
The Speed Kid's co-driver
William Hauber ...
Sheriff Phil O'Delfa (as Bill Hauber)
James J. Jeffries ...
Blacksmith
Grover Ligon
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Avery DuPoise is a wealthy business man, organising a race. He meets one the competitors of the race, who is in love with DuPoises daughter. Another competitor crashes into the action, who is also in love DuPoises daughter. DuPoise suggests that who ever wins the race will have the opportunity to visit his daughter every Wednesday night. An action packed races commences, with one competitor doing more than usual to win the race. Written by Paul L

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Decent Semon flick
24 August 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

As the only Larry Semon movie I had previously seen was the rather sorry Wizard of Oz I wasn't expecting much from this short, but I was quite impressed by it. Semon plays a dapper character – you just know what's going to happen as he approaches his car in an immaculate white suit – who loves the same woman as Oliver Hardy. We know Ollie's a bad guy here because he beats his staff whenever he can. To decide who shall have the woman once and for all they decide to race for her.

The film is one of the thrill comedies so popular in the 20s and it contains some terrific shots of racing cars tearing around a dusty Californian terrain. At one point Semon's car tows the sheriff's bed – complete with the sheriff in his nightclothes – at breakneck speed while the sheriff bounces precariously around. There's also a funny scene when Semon finds himself involved in a boxing match with former champion Jim Jeffries. He takes the opportunity to swing a few punches while the champ is still tying his laces, but Jeffries doesn't even notice…


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