The Speed Limit (1926)

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It is said that "B"-picture producer Sam Sax was so budget-conscious that he'd write eating scenes into his films to avoid giving his actors a lunch break. One of Sax's penny-pinching silent efforts was Speed Limit, a vehicle for light comedian Raymond McKee. The star plays a young garage mechanic who has come up with a formula for "permanent" puncture-proof tires. To prove the durability of his invention, McKee enters his car in an auto race, only to be forced to participate in the event himself when his driver is incapacitated. His efforts are nearly scuttled by the jealous villain, but by fade-out time McKee has won both the race and the heroine (Ethel Shannon).



formula, inventor, jealousy, rival