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Writers:
Sam Taylor (story) &
Ted Wilde (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 September 1925 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
As one of Lloyd's biggest fans, I'm shocked that this famous film wasn't great See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harold Lloyd ... Harold Lamb aka Speedy

Jobyna Ralston ... Peggy
Brooks Benedict ... The College Cad
James Anderson ... The College Hero
Hazel Keener ... The College Belle
Joseph Harrington ... The College Tailor
Pat Harmon ... The Football Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Beaumon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Roy Brooks ... Tall student (uncredited)
Rosalind Byrne ... Girl Caught in Suspenders at Dance (uncredited)
Pete the Dog ... Dog (uncredited)

Charles Farrell ... Student Bell Ringer at Frolic (uncredited)
Wallace Howe ... Gardener (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ... Waiter Who Takes Harold's Pants (uncredited)
Oscar Smith ... Dean's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Charles Stevenson ... Assistant Coach (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Student Who Goes to Dean (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Harold's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Newmeyer  (as Fred Newmeyer)
Sam Taylor 
 
Writing credits
Sam Taylor (story) &
Ted Wilde (story) &
John Grey (story) &
Tim Whelan (story)

Thomas J. Gray  titles (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd  uncredited

Produced by
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes .... executive producer (2002 release) (as Suzanne Lloyd)
Harold Lloyd .... producer
Jeffrey Vance .... producer (2002 release)
 
Original Music by
Don Hulette (1974 version)
Robert Israel (2002)
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lundin (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Liell K. Vedder 
 
Makeup Department
Wallace Howe .... makeup artist: Mr. Lloyd (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William R. Fraser .... general manager: The Harold Lloyd Corporation
John L. Murphy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry N. Kohler .... assistant photographer
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor (2002 release)
Robert Israel .... music arranger (2002 release)
Don Peake .... conductor: 1974 version
Don Peake .... orchestrator: 1974 version
 
Other crew
William MacDonald .... technical director (as William Macdonald)
Joe Reddy .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
76 min (2002 release)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:o.Al. | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
In 2002, Harold Lloyd Entertainment released a 76-minute version with music composed, arranged and conducted by Robert Israel and played by The Robert Israel Orchestra and The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Peggy is shown in close-up doing a crossword puzzle with a pencil in her right hand. The more distant shot immediately following shows her holding the pencil in her left hand.See more »
Quotes:
The Freshman:I'm just a regular fellow - step right up and call me 'Speedy'See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus (2014) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
CollegiateSee more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
As one of Lloyd's biggest fans, I'm shocked that this famous film wasn't great, 2 October 2003
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Sadly, a disappointment. I love Harold Lloyd, but, though many consider it his masterpiece, I did not find this one of his better works. Not that it's bad or anything, but I thought it lacked jokes compared to an average Lloyd film, and that the jokes that were there weren't as funny as they could have been. There are only two setpieces, and only one of them approaches the greatness of Safety Last or Speedy. That is the college party that Harold throws. He gets a cheap suit made, and the tailor, who can't quite stitch everything he needs to in time for the party, has to follow him around, repairing tears as they happen. It's hilarious, Lloyd dancing all over the floor while his sleeve is ripping off. The best moment of the film has Lloyd use the tailor's arm and hand to replace his own while the sleeve is being repaired. A buddy asks Harold if he can borrow ten bucks, and though he is shaking his head no, the tailor reaches into Harold's pocket and hands the guy a ten. The climactic football game is good, but, compared to the climb that finishes up Safety Last, it is unimpressive and certainly not as fun. I also was disappointed in the romance, again with Jobyna Ralston. Her character seems like an afterthought. 7/10.

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