The Speed Girl (1921)

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When Bebe Daniels spent a publicity-filled ten days in jail for speeding, her studio saw an even bigger way to cash in and produced this light comedy. Actress Betty Lee (Daniels) is fast in every way but in love. Tom Manley, a young naval officer (Theodore Von Eltz), is her sweetheart, but then a millionaire butts in and tries to make him look bad in her eyes. Betty's real trouble begins, however, when she flirtatiously makes Manley hang around until he is late for his ship. When she realizes he'll be court martialed if he doesn't reach San Diego on time, she rushes him down in her car. The millionaire has informed the authorities, and although Manley makes his boat, Betty is arrested for speeding -- and just like Bebe, Betty spends ten days in jail as a celebrity. She has just about decided to wed the millionaire when she finds another girl behind bars who had been a victim of the guy. So Betty dumps him and returns to Tom. Although this was far from one of Daniels' bet! ter vehicles, any picture based around her sparkling personality couldn't be all bad.

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arrest, film, prison, speed, stars [celebrities]