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The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1928 | 85 min | Not rated | Dec 08, 2015
Single disc (1 BD)
Speedy (1928) Blu-ray
"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.
Director: Ted Wilde
Writers: John Grey, Howard Emmett Rogers
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, Babe Ruth
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 trolley, 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.
New 4K digital restoration
Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1992, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York's Film Forum, and Turner Classic Movies program director Scott McGee
In the Footsteps of "Speedy," a new short documentary by Goldstein about the film's New York locations
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 in Columbus, Ohio
New visual essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film and narrated by Goldstein
Selection of 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
PLUS: An essay by critic Phillip Lopate
STREET DATE: DECEMBER 8.