Speedy: Oscar Nominee with Harold Lloyd

Nominated for the short-lived Oscar Award for Best Director of Comedy, “Speedy” stars the famous comedian Harold Lloyd in the eponymous leading role, it what became his last released silent film.

The film was written by Albert DeMond (titles), and John Grey, J.A. Howe, Lex Neal, and Howard Emmett Rogers, with uncredited contribution from Al Boasberg and Paul Girard Smith.

Shot on location in New York City, it was directed by Ted Wilde.

The plot centers on Harold ‘Speedy’ Swift’s attempts to save the last horse-drawn streetcar in New York.

The film contrasts the speed of life of the contemporary city with the pace of yesteryear, represented by non-motorized mode of transport.

You can spot Yankees star Babe Ruth as one of ‘Speedy’s’ hapless passengers.