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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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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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16 November 1924 (USA)  »

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I remember seeing this on TV about twenty years ago and many of its images have stuck in my memory. It's great to see all these 'Laurel without Hardy' shorts and features made available on DVD, especially when they seem to have stopped being shown on TV (here in the UK anyway). One of the lesser known silent comedy greats, the final five minutes of Kid Speed features one of the best car chases ever put to film, and stunts (performed by Larry Sermon himself) that put many of today's CGI-fuelled sequences to shame. It's also always interesting to see Hardy in one of his pre-Laurel and Hardy appearances, and the underrated Larry Sermon is a pleasure to watch.


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