Speed (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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This jazzy comedy-drama was based on the Saturday Evening Post story by Grace Sartwell Mason. Wiletta Whipple (Pauline Garon) and her brother, Dick (Arthur Rankin), are a little on the wild side, and they believe their easy-going parents, Sam (William V. Mong) and Mary (Betty Blythe), are old fashioned. The parents take this accusation to heart and decide to spice up their lives with a snazzy new car, some stylish clothes, and a new attitude -- they make plans to drive across country. Since Wiletta leaves her rather slimy suitor behind, the way is clear for Nat Armstrong (Robert Ellis) to win her. Out west, the parents get involved in a gold mine swindle, but Nat, along with Wiletta and Dick, save them. Wiletta is kidnapped, and, after a mad car chase down a mountainside, she's rescued. In the end, both children and parents wisely decide to give up the jazz life.



flapper, generation-gap, husband, life-in-the-fast-lane, wife