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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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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 streetcar crash into the elevated train support was an unplanned accident (no one was injured); the idea of replacing the broken wheel with a manhole cover had to be improvised on the scene. 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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Speedy Boy
Written by Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages
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Harold Lloyd at his best
7 November 2000 | by (elgin, illinois) – See all my reviews

Unlike some of his films in which Lloyd plays an underdog until his final self-assertion, here Lloyd plays a would-be Horatio Alger type who nevertheless is fired from one job to another, yet who is ingenious in handling every minor problem that arises, such as finding seats on the subway while still failing at every job. Highlights: The taxi ride with a terrified Babe Ruth; the old geezers defeating a bunch of hired toughs; a dog who comes close to stealing the show; a climactic mad dash across New York in a horse-drawn trolley; a tender not mawkish romance; and always the Lloyd charm and calculating innocence.


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