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Author: Ted WildeJohn GreyLex NealHoward Emmett RogersJay A HoweAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015] ©2015
Series: Criterion collection, 788.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : No Linguistic Content : Blu-ray special editionView all editions and formats
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It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Silent films
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Wilde; John Grey; Lex Neal; Howard Emmett Rogers; Jay A Howe; Harold Lloyd; Babe Ruth; Ann Christy; Bert Woodruff; Carl Davis; Robert Israel; Harold Lloyd Corporation,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 1681430827 9781681430829
OCLC Number: 931568284
Language Note: Silent film with musical accompaniment and intertitles in English.
Notes: Blu-ray release of the 1928 motion picture, with a new 4K digital restoration.
Fullscreen (1.33:1).
Special features: Musical score by Carl Davis from 1992 ; commentary soundtrack with Bruce Goldstein and Scott McGee ; In the footsteps of "Speedy," a documentary about the film's New York shoot (31 min.) ; selection of rare archival footage of baseball legend Babe Ruth ; new visual essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film ; selection of Lloyd's home movies ; Bumping into Broadway, a 1919 Lloyd two-reeler, newly restored with a 2004 score by Robert Israel ; essay by critic Philip Lopate.
Credits: Photography, Walter Lundin ; editor, Carl Himm.
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Babe Ruth, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out booklet (illustrations ; 16 cm).
Details: Blu-ray ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 788.
Other Titles: Bumping into Broadway.
Responsibility: a Paramount release ; directed by Ted Wilde ; story and scenario by John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Rogers, Jay Howe ; produced by Harold Lloyd Corporation.

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It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather.

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