At the end of the silent era, acclaimed actor and director Harold Lloyd was more popular than even the great Charlie Chaplin. In his last silent film (and one of his best), Lloyd plays Speedy. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl’s grandfather) out of business, Speedy organizes the neighborhood old timers to thwart their scheme. This fast-paced dramatic comedy, shot in the streets of New York, explores the theme of modernization, pitting the last horse drawn trolley in the city, against the evil forces of the transit monopoly. Directed by Ted Wilde.


1928 US 72 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Narrative