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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
Brooks Benedict ...
Steve Carter
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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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LLOYD'S LATEST (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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7 April 1928 (USA)  »

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O Ás da Velocidade  »

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Trivia

During the Coney Island magic mirror scene, Lloyd gives the middle finger to his reflection in the mirror. This gesture slipped through the censors. See more »

Goofs

When Pop first stops the horse car to let a passenger off, the window to his right is up. When he resumes his route, the window glass is suddenly gone. 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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Featured in Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »

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Speedy Boy
Written by Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages
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Essential for Lloyd fans; New York in the 20s the icing on top
18 February 2000 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – See all my reviews

A delightful Harold Lloyd piece in which, in a nice change of pace, his character is a self-assured, confident young man living in New York during the roaring twenties, who loves baseball as much as he loves his girlfriend. Trouble is afoot however, when business tycoons try to buyout his father-in-law's lone horse and buggy track for their development. Things turn unlawful when goons are hired to try and thwart the buggy's run, which must be made at least once every 24 hours, or Pop can lose his license.

Everything plays out in the traditional Lloyd way, with wonderful gags and set pieces, but the biggest treat of all is the roughly twenty minute escape Lloyd takes with his girl to Coney Island. Wonderfully shot, it is truly a pleasure to see Coney Island in it's hey day. As well, Babe Ruth does a nice turn playing himself.

A must see.


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