Sands Films Cinema Club – Speedy

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When:
28th March 2017 @ 20:30 Europe/London Timezone
2017-03-28T20:30:00+01:00
2017-03-28T20:45:00+01:00
Where:
Sands Films Studios
82 St Marychurch St
London SE16 4HZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sands Films Cinema
020 7231 2209

Sands Films Cinema Club: Speedy

Film -1928 -86 mins – Dir. Harold Lloyd – US

Speedy is a 1928 silent film that was one of the films to be nominated for the short-lived Academy Award for Best Director of a Comedy. The film stars famous comedian Harold Lloyd in the eponymous leading role, and it was his last silent film to be released in theatres.

The film was written by Albert DeMond (titles), John Grey (story), J.A. Howe (story), Lex Neal (story), and Howard Emmett Rogers (story) with uncredited assistance from Al Boasberg and Paul Girard Smith. The film was directed by Ted Wilde, the last silent film to be directed by him, and was shot in both Hollywood, and on location in New York City.

Plot

The plot revolves around 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 this non-motorized mode of transport. Yankees star Babe Ruth plays one of ‘Speedy’s’ hapless passengers.

There is a scene in the film where Speedy is seen giving the finger to himself while looking in a distorted mirror, which may be the earliest motion picture depiction of that gesture.

 

 

 

 

Sands Films Studios Cinema Club Films of 1928

Films from 1928

Sands Films Cinema Club is featuring a series of films from 1928 for its Sands Films Cinema Club on Tuesdays focus on the theme of complete fantasy, non-realism in the films of 1928

 

 




 

 

Sands films cinema Club Tuesday

Sand Films Cinema Club

No food allowed inside in the cinema

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Sands Films Cinema 82 Saint Marychurch Street SE16 4HZ London

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