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"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the ... See full summary »

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"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's grandfather) out of business, "Speedy" organizes the neighborhood oldtimers to thwart their scheme. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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A "Speedy" travesty on an old horse car and its trappings. Chuck full of lightning mirth! You'll laugh yourself hoarse at "Speedy" and his horse car! It's Lloyd's latest laugh-mirth riot! See more »

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7 April 1928 (USA)  »

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O Ás da Velocidade  »

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Trivia

The Yankees-White Sox game depicted early in the film never happened. The line score and in-progress box score does not exist for any regular season game ever played. See more »

Goofs

When Speedy picks Babe Ruth up at the curb in front of the orphanage, there are street car tracks in the street and a street car waiting behind the cab. When the cab pulls away from the curb, there are no tracks. The street is not in Manhattan as a row of telephone poles is seen on the far side of the street, and there have been no overhead wires in Manhattan since the Blizzard of 1888 caused several fatalities resulting from falling power lines. See more »

Quotes

Harold "Speedy" Swift: It smells like rain.
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Referenced in Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Speedy Boy
Written by Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages
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Great Silent Movie, and Still Hilarious!
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't that familiar with Harold Lloyd until I saw this silent. I wasn't going to watch it at first, but I got immersed in it almost immediately! What glorious and successful use of slapstick! I'm not even into slapstick that much, but this one had me "rolling in the aisles," or should I say my living room chair.

Mr. Lloyd had a knack of making fun of himself, which to me is the essence of anything comical. I guess that's why I don't watch anything too recent, since so much comedy these days is either at somebody else's expense, or just plain stupid. Here we have the hero, Lloyd, trying to do something nice for someone else, while having absolute perseverance throughout impossible trials and tribulations. That makes it even better. No violence, thank goodness!

Mr. Lloyd was a genius, and he ranks with Buster Keaton in bringing timeless laughs.


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