Speedy

Speedy

Directed by Ted Wilde • 1928 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff

SPEEDY was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, which is operated by his sweetheart’s crusty grandfather. From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo to its hair-raising climactic stunts on the city’s streets, SPEEDY is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

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Speedy
  • Speedy

    Directed by Ted Wilde • 1928 • United States
    Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff

    SPEEDY was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who ca...

Extras

  • SPEEDY: Narrated Stills of Deleted Scenes

    In this 2015 piece, Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York’s Film Forum, narrates a selection of rare stills featuring scenes that were deleted from the final release version of SPEEDY.

  • In the Footsteps of SPEEDY

    In this short documentary, created in 2015, Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York’s Film Forum and founder of Rialto Pictures, visits and discusses several of the key New York locations used in SPEEDY.

  • SPEEDY Home Movies

    Actor-director Harold Lloyd’s archive contains over a hundred hours of personal home movies. Here, his granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd narrates a selection of footage shot around the time that SPEEDY was made.

  • Babe Ruth Footage

    One of SPEEDY’s many delights is a surprise cameo by Babe Ruth. In this new piece, David Filipi, director of film and video at the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University, presents and discusses a selection of rare Hearst Metrotone newsreel footage featuring Ruth from the UCLA Fil...

  • Bumping into Broadway

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States

    This 1919 short is the only Harold Lloyd title other than SPEEDY set in New York City, although it was filmed entirely in Los Angeles. BUMPING INTO BROADWAY was also the first two-reeler to star Lloyd's "Glasses Character." This newly restored master ...