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The working title for this film was Speed Carr . This was Sam Wood's first film as a director; earlier he had been assistant director to Cecil B. DeMille. The cutting continuity for the film uses the name Effie for Wanda Hawley's character, although reviews call the character ... More Less

The working title for this film was Speed Carr . This was Sam Wood's first film as a director; earlier he had been assistant director to Cecil B. DeMille. The cutting continuity for the film uses the name Effie for Wanda Hawley's character, although reviews call the character Sallie. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Feb 20
p. 1103.
MPN
14 Feb 20
p. 1751.
MPW
7 Feb 20
pp. 798-99, 944
New York Times
31 Mar 17
p. 2157.
Variety
6 Feb 20
p. 54.
Wid's
8 Feb 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Speed Carr
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14557
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,144
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During Speed Carr's auto trip from New York to Los Angeles, where he is to meet his uncle, the millionaire and banker John Ogden, Speed is robbed of all his possessions and thus arrives in Los Angeles dressed like a hobo. At the bank, Speed discovers that his uncle is out of town, and because of his appearance and lack of identification, Speed is unceremoniously ejected. Destitute, Speed secures a job as chauffeur to Effie McPherson, the bank president's daughter. Effie's father is anxious to locate Speed before Ogden returns, and when his arrival becomes imminent, McPherson persuades his daughter's chauffeur to pose as Speed. When Effie falls in love with her chauffeur, McPherson objects, but relents when he discovers that his future son-in-law is in actuality a ... +


During Speed Carr's auto trip from New York to Los Angeles, where he is to meet his uncle, the millionaire and banker John Ogden, Speed is robbed of all his possessions and thus arrives in Los Angeles dressed like a hobo. At the bank, Speed discovers that his uncle is out of town, and because of his appearance and lack of identification, Speed is unceremoniously ejected. Destitute, Speed secures a job as chauffeur to Effie McPherson, the bank president's daughter. Effie's father is anxious to locate Speed before Ogden returns, and when his arrival becomes imminent, McPherson persuades his daughter's chauffeur to pose as Speed. When Effie falls in love with her chauffeur, McPherson objects, but relents when he discovers that his future son-in-law is in actuality a millionaire. +

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