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Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

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Harold 'Speedy' Swift
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Jane Dillon
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Pop Dillon - Jane's Grand-daddy
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Babe Ruth
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W.S. Wilton
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Steve Carter
King Tut the Dog ...
The Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Coney Island Baseball Concessionaire (uncredited)
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Lady in Car (uncredited)
Andy De Villa ...
Traffic Cop (uncredited)
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Tough (uncredited)
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Tough (uncredited)
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Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
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Lou Gehrig (uncredited)
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Tough Guy (uncredited)
Tommy Hicks ...
Fat Kid on Subway (uncredited)
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Soda Fountain Cook (uncredited)
Jack Hill ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Lung Machine Concessionaire (uncredited)
Hank Knight ...
Civil War Veteran (uncredited)
Clarence Kruger ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Yolanda Kruger ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ...
Civil War Veteran (uncredited)
Marvin Loback ...
Fat Man (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Steve Murphy ...
Gangster (uncredited)
Joe Parker ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
La Rue Parker ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Kid in Coney Island Sequence (uncredited)
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Tough (uncredited)
Verlyn Sumner ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Dan O'Brien - Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ted Wilde

Written by

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John Grey ... (story) &
Lex Neal ... (story) &
Howard Emmett Rogers ... (story) (as Howard Rogers)
 
Al Boasberg ... () (uncredited)
 
Albert DeMond ... (titles) (uncredited)
 
John Grey ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
J.A. Howe ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
J.A. Howe ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Lex Neal ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Howard Emmett Rogers ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Paul Gerard Smith ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Kevin Brownlow ... producer
David Gill ... producer
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes ... executive producer (video release) (as Suzanne Lloyd) / executive producer: The Harold Lloyd Trust (as Suzanne Lloyd)
Peter Langs ... associate producer: The Harold Lloyd Trust
Harold Lloyd ... producer (uncredited)
Patrick Stanbury ... associate producer
Jeffrey Vance ... producer (video release)

Music by

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Carl Davis
Don Hulette ... (1974)

Cinematography by

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Walter Lundin

Film Editing by

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Carl Himm ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Nick Adams ... telecine engineer
Bruno Mansi ... editor: video tape

Art Direction by

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Liell K. Vedder ... (as L.K. Vedder)

Makeup Department

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Wally Howe ... makeup artist: Mr. Lloyd (uncredited)

Production Management

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John L. Murphy ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gaylord Lloyd ... assistant director

Special Effects by

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Henry N. Kohler ... special photographic effects

Visual Effects by

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Roy Pomeroy ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Henry N. Kohler ... special photography (as H. Kohler)

Music Department

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Richard Bradford ... music recordist
Carl Davis ... conductor: The Live Cinema Orchestra
Mike Fairbairn ... music dubbing
Don Peake ... orchestrator: Hulette
Konstantin Stoianov ... orchestra leader: The Live Cinema Orchestra
Paul Wing ... orchestra manager: The Live Cinema Orchestra

Additional Crew

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Tom Eckersley ... logo designer
William R. Fraser ... general manager: The Harold Lloyd Corporation
William MacDonald ... technical director
Penelope Read ... production assistant
Thomas R. Sheppard ... trustee: The Harold Lloyd Trust
Lynne Wake ... production secretary
Ebenezer Henry ... dog trainer (uncredited)
Joe Reddy ... publicity director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

"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

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Taglines LLOYD'S LATEST (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • En vitesse (France)
  • Los - Harold - los (Germany)
  • Straßenjagd mit Speedy (Germany)
  • Relámpago (Spain)
  • Plads søges (Denmark)
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  • 85 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia During the Coney Island magic mirror scene, Harold Lloyd gives the middle finger to his reflection in the mirror. This obscene gesture was permitted by censors in motion pictures prior to the enforcement of the draconian Hayes Code in 1934 and can be seen in a number of other contemporary films such as The Lost Squadron (1932). According to modern sources, this may be the earliest example of this gesture on film. See more »
Goofs In several early scenes the box score to the Yankee game is shown to keep fans and customers up to date. The Yankees were said to be playing a home game. Therefore the Yankees should be shown on the bottom of the box score, not on top, as shown in the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 16 April 1962 (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Speedy Boy See more »
Quotes Babe Ruth: [after riding in Speedy's cab] If I ever want to commit suicide, I'll call you.
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