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Speed in the Gay Nineties (1932)

It's 1890. Inventor Ed Martin has long believed and has openly stated that man will someday be able to fly. As such, many people, including the mayor, believe Ed is crazy and want to have ... See full summary »

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Del Lord
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Cast

Cast overview:
Andy Clyde ... Ed Martin
Helen Mann ... Jenny
Roger Moore ... Jimmy (as Joe Young)
Barney Oldfield ... Barney Oldfield
Anna Dodge Anna Dodge ... Mrs. Martin (as Anna Hernandez)
Delmar Watson ... Junior Martin
Marvin Loback Marvin Loback ... Mayor
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It's 1890. Inventor Ed Martin has long believed and has openly stated that man will someday be able to fly. As such, many people, including the mayor, believe Ed is crazy and want to have him committed. Ed plans to prove them wrong about his mental capacity by winning the upcoming horseless carriage race at the speedway using his 2-cylinder engine machine which he predicts can travel 15mph, twice the speed of other machines. But for Ed to be able to do so, he has to elude the mayor and his gang and get to the speedway in time for the race. And there still is the small matter of whether his prediction will come true, all his other predictions which have not come to fruition... yet. Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Creaky
23 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

In 1890 inventor Ed Martin (Andy Clyde) has dreams of flying. Everybody in his town thinks he's crazy so they want to have him committed. Ed plans to prove them wrong by winning a horseless carriage race. Not sure I followed the logic there, but okay. Interesting for fans of "The Real McCoys" to see George MacMichael as a younger man. Also people that are interested in early automobiles might want to check it out. Beyond that, it's a terribly dull and creaky early talkie short from Mack Sennett. A lot of the humor mocking the 1890s seems like "you had to be there" type stuff. Kind of like I would imagine future generations will feel about us mocking the 1970s.


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