$7 Member $12.50 Regular
Starring HAROLD LLOYD
Featuring a new score composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
(1925) "Just call me 'Speedy!'" Eager-to-please frosh Harold introduces himself with a nifty-keen jig, goes broke on soda shop treats, makes the team as a tackling dummy, battles dissolving stitches on his dress suit during the Big Prom, but finally gets his chance at the Big Game. Lloyd’s satire of 20s college and football mania was his biggest silent hit. This sparkling new restoration features a brand new score by Carl Davis, with the maestro conducting The Chamber Orchestra of London. Approx. 76 min. DCP.
A JANUS FILMS RELEASE
"ONE OF THE AUTHENTIC COMEDY CLASSICS OF THE AMERICAN SCREEN!"
– Andrew Sarris
"A PERFECT WORK FROM START TO FINISH! Edges out Safety Last! as Lloyd's best… now even perfecter in a new restoration with a new score by Carl Davis."
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“Sets a new standard for well-placed gags beautifully placed to collect 100% guffaws.”
– Film Daily (1925)
“If comedy really is a panacea for some ills, one might hazard that a host of healthy persons were sent away from The Colony yesterday after regaling themselves in wild and rollicking explosions of mirth. Judging from what happened in the packed theater in the afternoon, the only possible hindrance to the physical well-being of the throngs was an attack of aching sides.”
– The New York Times (1925)
“A masterpiece, in which story, character, and unforgettable gag sequences were perfectly balanced and perfectly orchestrated, the one film that is indisputably the equal of the great long films of his great rivals, Chaplin and Keaton.”
– Richard Schickel