TOO MUCH SPEED (1927) Bobby Ray

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Richard M Roberts
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TOO MUCH SPEED (1927) Bobby Ray

Postby Richard M Roberts » Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:56 am

This is neither Wallace Reid nor Neely Edwards, as the Youtube comments indicate (I have an original Show-at-Home print of IN FOR LIFE and this ain't it).

What it is, is a retitled toy film clip of a Bobby Ray Rayart short from 1926-27, not sure yet which one, but that would be more interesting to we mafians than a Wallace Reid clip anyway, so here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F45X5TcQ_0k

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Re: TOO MUCH SPEED (1927) Bobby Ray

Postby Eric Cohen » Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:40 pm

I guess matching plot summaries doesn’t always work too well for silent shorts.
So this is an example of Rayart cost-cutting by simply remaking a recently released Universal short?

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Re: TOO MUCH SPEED (1927) Bobby Ray

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:49 pm

No, it's just a standard comedy trope that was reused endlessly by all the comedy companies. Speeding and tickets was rampant in silent comedy.

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