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  Dorothy Dwan and Larry Semon.
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Kid Speed
Also known as [The Four-Wheeled Terror]
(1924) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Noel Mason Smith and Larry Semon

Cast: Larry Semon [‘The Speed Kid’], Dorothy Dwan [Lou DuPoys], James J. Jeffries (Jim Jeffries) [the smithy (blacksmith)], Oliver N. Hardy (Oliver Hardy) [‘Dangerous’ Dan McGraw], Frank Alexander [Avery DuPoys], William Hauber [Sheriff Phil O’Delfya], Grover G. Ligon

Chadwick Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges, Incorporated [A Larry Semon Special Comedy]. / Scenario by Noel Mason Smith and Larry Semon. Cinematography by H.F. Koenenkamp. Titles (intertitles) by Leon Lee. Presented by E.W. Hammons. / No copyright registration. Released 16 November 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Former heavyweight boxing champion Jeffries appears in the film.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents - African-Americans - Blacksmiths - Boxing gloves - Buildings: Rooftops - Falls - Fights - Furniture: Beds - Garages - Handwriting - Ladders - Letters - Mashers - Mechanics - Police: Sheriffs - Races: Automobiles - Rope - Tar - Tools: Anvils, Hammers - Transportation: Automobiles - Washing - Water - Weapons: Guns (Pistols)

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Weaver-Twenty p. 319 : ClasIm-226 p. C20; ClasIm-301 p. 9.

Home video: DVD.

 
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