The Speed Demon (1912)

Short, Comedy


"The Demon" owns a "near" racing car and wishes to enter the Santa Monica races. He catches a boob, whom he induces to put every dollar he has on his, "The Demon's," chance of winning. He ... See full summary »



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Director:

Mack Sennett

Writer:

Dell Henderson (story)

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28 February 2017 | kekseksa
Max Sennett, businessman
This little film is interesting as an early example of Max Sennett, while still a second-string director at Biograph, just before setting up on his own, already using a film to publicise a sporting event (the Santa Monica races), a device frequently used later at Keystone and in Max Sennett Comedies - The Kid Auto Races for instance (famously featuring Chaplin) or Catalina, Here I Come (MSC 1922) which advertises the Wrigley Chewing Gum sponsored cross-Channel swim.

It was not an entirely original idea even in 1912. Max Linder is sometimes credited as having similarly sponsored an international cross-country race in 1906 but this does not seem to have been the case. He did however personally organise and present the prize in 1910 for a filmed cross-country race for Max Linder impersonators (evening dress, top hat, pipe, umbrella, a dog on a lead and a pair of roller skates all obligatory) although sadly the film in question does not seem to survive.

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Release Date:

15 July 1912

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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