YSFF: Speedy (1928)

The McCarthy86mins + 20min short before main screeningFilm

Harold Lloyd chases through New York to save the last horse-drawn trolley car in the city.

Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 SJT+ cardholders

YSFF: Speedy (1928) Image
19 May

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Chronically unemployed Yankees fan Harold "Speedy" Swift (Harold Lloyd) dates Jane Dillon (Ann Christy), a girl whose beloved grandfather, Pop (Bert Woodruff), runs a failing horse-drawn trolley business, in a rapidly changing city where the railway is becoming king. When a crooked railroad official steals Pop's last car, hoping to force him into a shutdown, Speedy must race against the clock to find the culprits, return the car in time, and keep the service running on schedule.

To be preceded by Laurel & Hardy short Bacon Grabbers (1929):

Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors. Their first assignment is to collect a late payment on a radio set. The owner refuses to pay the debt, so Stan & Ollie decide to reclaim the set. The owner will not let the duo in to reclaim the radio, and a fight breaks out as Stan & Ollie try to break in while the owner tries his hardest to keep them out. Running time 20mins.

With live musical accompaniment from Jonny Best (piano).

Great news for film fans! Our cinema sound system has been upgraded to Dolby Surround 7.1, which enhances audio definition and provides better sound for all seats.


19 May 2018, 7.45pm

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