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Speedy (1928)

 -  Action | Comedy | Family  -  7 April 1928 (USA)
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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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Harold 'Speedy' Swift
Ann Christy ...
Jane Dillon
Bert Woodruff ...
Pop Dillon - Her Grand-daddy
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Steve Carter
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Babe Ruth
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Edna Mae Cooper
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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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7 April 1928 (USA)  »

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O Ás da Velocidade  »

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Trivia

The film crew wanted to shoot footage of Babe Ruth actually hitting a home run during a game. Although they were planning to film for a few games until a hit could be captured on film, Ruth hit a home run on the second inning of the first day of filming. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at Coney Island where Speedy thinks the shadows from a spotted umbrella are marks on his suit, the umbrella spots don't line up with the spots on the suit, which are obviously from a filter above and to the left of Harold Lloyd. And when he pushes the umbrella out of the light, the motion of the spots again doesn't match. See more »

Quotes

George Herman Ruth: [after riding in Speedy's cab] If I ever want to commit suicide, I'll call you.
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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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