"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's grandfather) out of business, "Speedy" organizes the neighborhood oldtimers to thwart their scheme.
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HAROLD TOOK HIS ENTIRE COMPANY TO CONEY ISLAND, NEW YORK, TO MAKE THIS PICTURE (Print ad- Calgary Daily Herald, ((Calgary, Alta.)) 7 April 1928)
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One of only two films to ever receive an Oscar nomination for Best Directing of a Comedy Picture, and the only film to lose in this particular category. See more
When the cab owner looks at Harold's two traffic tickets, they both have the same serial number on them in the upper right corner. See more
Harold "Speedy" Swift
Aw, Jane - why worry about losing a job on Saturday, when we can go to Coney Island on Sunday?
In 1992, The Harold Lloyd Trust and Photoplay Productions presented a 85-minute version of this film in association with Thames Television International and Channel Four, with a musical score written by Carl Davis
. The addition of modern credits stretched the time to 86 minutes. See more
Written by Jesse Greer
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