Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Speed Kings - 1913

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Wilfred Lucas
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (Masher), Mabel Normand (Mabel) and Ford Sterling (Papa)
Release Date: 30 October 1913 (USA)
Also known as: Speed Kings Tetzlaff and Earl Cooper (USA - alternative title), Teddy Tetzlaff and Earl Cooper (USA - working title)
Filming Locations: Santa Monica, California, USA
Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Automobile | Racing | Race Car | Character Name In Title
Genres: Short | Comedy | Action
Papa is taking his daughter Mabel to an automobile race. Mabel is in love with Teddy Tetzlaff, but Papa prefers Earl Cooper, and he schemes to try to prevent Tetzlaff from winning the race. As the race begins, Papa and Mabel are watching it together with conflicting loyalties and strong emotions.
Factual errors
The main titles and the inter-titles both misspell race car driver Teddy Tetzlaff's name as "Tetzlaft". His name is shown spelled correctly when his racing car is seen with the name painted on it.

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