"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.
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HILARIOUS FUN! You'll roar at this SPEEDY travesty on an old trolley and it's trappings! (Print Ad- Saskatoon Phoenix, ((Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)) 21 April 1928)
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One of only two films to ever receive an Oscar nomination for Best Directing of a Comedy Picture, and the only film to lose in this particular category. See more
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
Manhattan Sight Seeing Tour Guide
[Using a megaphone
Ladies an' Gents: On your right is a vehicle that has defied the rush of civilzashun - the last horse car in New York.
In 1992, The Harold Lloyd Trust and Photoplay Productions presented a 85-minute version of this film in association with Thames Television International and Channel Four, with a musical score written by Carl Davis
. The addition of modern credits stretched the time to 86 minutes. See more
Written by Jesse Greer
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