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The Speed Kings [1913]

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Director:Wilfred Lucas
Length:9 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:4.5/10
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  • Family
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: So much of this one is taken up with shots of racing that really do little for the story.


Personal Rating: 4/10

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Wilfred Lucas => Director
Barney Oldfield => Himself - a race car driver
Bert Hunn => Spectator Next to Mabel (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert => Man Ford Bumps Into (uncredited)
Billy Jacobs => Boy in Crowd (as Paul Jacobs)
Earl Cooper => Himself - a race car driver
Edgar Kennedy => Laughing Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Ford Sterling => Papa
Mabel Normand => Mabel
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle => Masher
Teddy Tetzlaff => Himself - a race car driver - Mabel's Choice (as Teddy Tetzlaft)