Rent Speedy (1928)

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1h 26min
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"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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Kevin Brownlow, David Gill, Jeffrey Vance, Harold Lloyd
John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Emmett Rogers, Albert DeMond, Paul Girard Smith, Al Boasberg, J.A. Howe
Classics, Comedy
Release Date:
Not released
Release Date:
Run Time:
86 minutes
English, Silent
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1992, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo
  • New audio commentary featuring Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York's Film Forum, and Turner Classic Movies director of program production Scott McGee
  • In the Footsteps of "Speedy," a new short documentary by Goldstein about the film's New York shoot
  • Selection of rare archival footage of baseball legend Babe Ruth, who has a cameo in the film, presented by David Filipi, director of film and video at the Wexner Center for the Arts
  • New video essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film and narrated by Goldstein
  • Selection of actor Harold Lloyd's home movies, narrated by his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd Bumping into Broadway, a 1919 Lloyd two-reeler, newly restored and with a 2004 score by Robert Israel
  • An essay by critic Phillip Lopate

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