Harold Lloyd in Speedy (1928)
Silent Comedy Classic with live music hosted by Kevin Brownlow
Date: Fri 17th Feb, 2023
Time: 20:30 hrs
Venue: The former Bristol Imax Cinema, Bristol Aquarium
Price: £18.50/£15.50/£10.00 under 16
Dir: Ted Wilde
USA (1928), 85 mins, cert U
Harold Lloyd’s last great silent masterpiece.
Journey back in time to 1920s New York via this Oscar-nominated comedy starring Harold Lloyd as he embarks on a David v Goliath battle to save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, operated by the father of his sweetheart (Ann Christy).
Includes a cameo by baseball legend Babe Ruth, evocative scenes shot at Coney Island and – pay attention – the first known use of the middle finger gesture, later banned under Hays Code rules.
With an introduction from the veteran filmmaker and historian Kevin Brownlow and live music from the peerless Ensemble ImproCinema.
EVENT RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hr 35 mins