|Directed by||Ted Wilde|
|Produced by||Harold Lloyd|
|Written by||Albert DeMond (titles)|
|Music by||Carl Davis (recent)
Don Hulette (1974)
Don Peake (1974 additional music)
|Editing by||Carl Himm|
|Release dates||April 7, 1928|
|Running time||86 minutes|
Speedy is a 1928 silent film that was one of the films to be nominated for the short-lived Academy Award for Best Director of a Comedy. It starred famous comedian Harold Lloyd in the eponymous leading role, and it was his last silent film to be released in theatres. The film was written by Albert DeMond (titles), John Grey (story), J.A. Howe (story), Lex Neal (story), and Howard Emmett Rogers (story) with uncredited assistance from Al Boasberg and Paul Girard Smith. It was directed by Ted Wilde (the last silent film to be directed by him). It was shot on location in New York City.
The plot revolves around Harold 'Speedy' Swift's attempts to save the last horse-drawn streetcar in New York. The film contrasts the speed of life of the contemporary city with the pace of yesteryear, represented by this non-motorized mode of transport. Yankees star Babe Ruth plays one of 'Speedy's' hapless passengers.
- Speedy at the Internet Movie Database
- Speedy at allmovie
- Speedy at Virtual History
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