Speedy Overview:

Speedy (1928) was a Silent Films - Action Film directed by Ted Wilde and produced by Harold Lloyd.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

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Best DirectorTed WildeNominated
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Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Speedy (1928)

on Jan 22, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’ve reached the halfway point with our continued adventures with silent film comedian Harold Lloyd, and as we move forward in Lloyd’s filmography the films just ain’t what they used to be. As I mentioned in my review of The Freshman (1925), part of my fluctuating enjoyment proba... Read full article


Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Speedy (1928)

on Jan 22, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’ve reached the halfway point with our continued adventures with silent film comedian Harold Lloyd, and as we move forward in Lloyd’s filmography the films just ain’t what they used to be. As I mentioned in my review of The Freshman (1925), part of my fluctuating enjoyment proba... Read full article


Take a Trip to 1920s New York City with Harold Lloyd’s SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum

By Will McKinley on Oct 18, 2012 From Cinematically Insane

I’m a late ??but tirelessly enthusiastic ??convert to silent movies. Though I’ve always been familiar with Harold Lloyd’s bespectacled visage, my introduction to the films of the so-called “third genius” of silent comedy came just a few years ago. My first Lloyd feature... Read full article


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Quotes from

Harold "Speedy" Swift: Gee, Babe, you've done more for baseball than cheese has for Switzerland.


George Herman Ruth: [after riding in Speedy's cab] If I ever want to commit suicide, I'll call you.


Harold "Speedy" Swift: It smells like rain.


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Facts about

The streetcar crash into the elevated train support was an unplanned accident (no one was injured); the idea of replacing the broken wheel with a manhole cover had to be improvised on the scene.
Harold Lloyd was such a popular star at the time, the Coney Island scenes had to be filmed secretly, with the camera often hidden from view, to avoid attracting mobs of adoring fans.
"Speedy" is Harold Lloyd's real-life nickname, given to him by his father.
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