Wednesday, August 1

Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member and Children under 12)

“Speedy” (1928) is a delightful Harry Lloyd piece set in New York City during the roaring twenties. Harold “Speedy” Smith loves baseball as much as he loves his girlfriend. Trouble knocks on the door when business tycoons try to buy out his father-in-law’s horse-drawn trolley for their railroad development. Things turn unlawful when goons are hired to try and thwart the buggy’s run, which must be made at least once every 24 hours, or Pop can lose his license.

Everything plays out in the traditional Lloyd way, with wonderful gags and set pieces, but the biggest treat of all is the long escape Lloyd takes with his girl to Coney Island. Wonderfully shot, it is a true delight to see Coney Island in its heyday. We can’t forget Babe Ruth, who does a nice job playing himself.

Total running time: 86 minutes

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