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Speedy is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Ted Wilde. It stars comedian Harold Lloyd in the title role as a man named Speedy, who is a baseball fanatic and has trouble holding down a job. Speedy becomes determined to save his girlfriend's grandfather's horse-drawn streetcar from being replaced by a modern bus.

The film is notable for its location shooting in New York City, which was unusual for a Hollywood production at the time. The filmmakers had to get permission to film on location, which was a difficult task due to the chaos of the city. They even had to pay off a street gang to clear the area for filming.

Speedy was a critical and commercial success upon its release and remains a classic of silent cinema. The film is notable for its inventive sight gags and Lloyd's physical comedy. It also features cameo appearances by Babe Ruth and other famous baseball players of the era. Speedy was later remade as a sound film in 1949, but the original remains the definitive version.

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Bianca Neethling

When I'm not writing about movies and series, I spend most of my time traveling the world and catching my favorite West End shows. My life is also full of interesting books and I'm addicted to cooking. I believe that words can change the world, and I use them to inspire my readers.

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