March 21, 2014


Speedy, 1928. A man goes to Coney Island, drives a taxi, and races a horse-drawn trolley.

Directed by Ted Wilde. Written by John Grey, Lex Neal, & Howard Emmett Rogers. Starring Harold Lloyd, with Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, & Brooks Benedict.

Concept: C
Story: There are two unrelated stories forced together for no apparent reason, one of which has no resolution. D
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: C
Enjoyment: It's nice, after seeing so many silent comedies set in Los Angeles, to have one shot in New York. It's novel, it's much more photogenic, and they take good advantage of it. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard and unremarkable Harold Lloyd movie. C

GPA: 2.1/4

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