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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

Cast overview:
Larry Semon ...
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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A Harold Lloyd project without Lloyd
11 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Having seen Larry Semon a now forgotten silent screen comedian in a couple of films it seems like he was searching for an individual style that all the greats had that set them apart. In Kid Speed which Semon also produced he looked to be imitating Harold Lloyd. The film sure could have used Lloyd as Lloyd and it's just the kind of part that Lloyd would have taken to easily.

Semon is an automobile mechanic with dreams of being another Barney Oldfield and also hoping to win the girl. But perennial villain in the Semon shorts Oliver Hardy is his rival.

Having seen Ollie now in a few silent shorts before he teamed up with Stan Laurel, it's a good thing that Hal Roach created the team. Hardy was a good player in these various shorts, but truly developed his individual persona with Stan.

Larry Semon apparently never did, though the film does hold up well.


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