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 (screenwriter) (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 in Hollywood, and partly 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.


Image:Speedy3b.jpg|An original US poster

See also

  • List of United States comedy films

  • Category:1928 films
    Category:1920s comedy films
    Category:American comedy films
    Category:American silent feature films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Ted Wilde
    Category:Films set in Brooklyn
    Category:Films set in New York City
    Category:Films shot in New York City
    Category:Paramount Pictures films
    Category:Rail transport films

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