|Directed by||George B. Seitz|
|Produced by||George B. Seitz|
|Written by|| Charles Hutchison |
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Speed is a 1922 American action film serial directed by George B. Seitz.The story is a typically convoluted serial plot. Speed Stansbury is heir to a large fortune. A master criminal hires someone to frame Speed for murder and bank robbery. As Speed pursues the man who can prove his innocence to South America, he himself is followed by Lucy, the woman he loves.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of events that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful hero struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which usually concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic, highly unbelievable events are often met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. Common action scenes in films are generally, but not limited to, explosions, car chases, fistfights, and shootouts.
George Brackett Seitz was an American playwright, screenwriter, film actor and director. He was known for his screenplays for action serials, including:
Charles Hutchison was an American film actor, director and screenwriter. He appeared in 49 films between 1914 and 1944. He also directed 33 films between 1915 and 1938. Though he directed numerous independent silent features, he is best remembered today as Pathé's leading male serial star from 1918 to 1922. In 1923 he went to Britain and made two films Hutch Stirs 'em Up and Hurricane Hutch in Many Adventures for the Ideal Film Company. He made one last serial in 1926, Lightning Hutch, for Arrow Film Company. It was meant to be a comeback vehicle, but the production company went into bankruptcy just as it was released.
Lucy Fox (1897–1970) was an American film actress active in the silent era.
John Webb Dillon was an English actor. He appeared in 89 films between 1911 and 1947. He was born in London and died in Hollywood, California, USA. He was married to Catherine Urlau.
1. The Getaway 2.Nerve 3.Pious Pedro 4. The Quagmire 5.Fighting Mad 6.Panic 7.Jaws of Danger 8.Caught 9.Hit or Miss 10.Buried Alive 11.Into the Crusher 12.Trimmed 13.Risky Business 14. The Peril Rider 15.Found Guilty
Liberty is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae, and was the first purely Western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost. It is one of the most popular serials of all time.
Lure of the Circus is a 1918 American adventure film serial directed by J. P. McGowan for Universal.
King of the Circus is a 1920 American action film serial directed by J. P. McGowan. The film is considered to be lost.
In the Days of Buffalo Bill is a 1922 American Western film serial directed by Edward Laemmle. The film is considered to be lost.
The Radio King is a 1922 American adventure film serial directed by Robert F. Hill and released by the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. The ten chapters began with "A Cry for Help" released October 22, 1922.
Around the World in 18 Days was a 1923 American silent film serial directed by B. Reeves Eason and Robert F. Hill. A total of twelve episodes of the serial were released. The film is now considered lost.
The Eagle's Talons is a 1923 American film serial directed by Duke Worne. The film is considered to be lost.
In the Days of Daniel Boone is a 1923 American silent Western film serial directed by William James Craft. The film is considered to be lost. A trailer is included in the DVD More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931: 50 Films.
The Fighting Ranger is a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Jay Marchant. The film is now considered to be lost.
The Great Circus Mystery is a 1925 American adventure film serial directed by Jay Marchant.
The Trail of the Tiger is a 1927 American film serial directed by Henry MacRae. The film is considered to be lost.
Sunken Silver is a 1925 American film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and George B. Seitz. The serial is preserved at UCLA Film & Television Center.
The Fighting Marine is a 1926 American drama film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, and featured the only screen performance by the boxing heavyweight champion, Gene Tunney. The film is now considered to be lost.
Snowed In is a 1926 American silent drama film serial in 10 episodes/chapters. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, the film stars Allene Ray and Walter Miller. Aviation film historian James H. Farmer considered Snowed In as an "above average serial of the period."
The Crimson Flash is a 1927 American action film serial directed by Arch Heath. The film is now considered to be lost.
Mark of the Frog is a 1928 American drama 10-chapter film serial directed by Arch Heath and written by Edgar Wallace. The film is now considered to be lost.
Neal of the Navy is a 1915 American adventure film serial directed by William Bertram and W. M. Harvey. The film is considered to be lost. Neal of the Navy was the first use of a man's name in the title of a serial.
Vanishing Trails is a 1920 American Western film serial directed by Leon De La Mothe. The film is considered to be lost.
Hurricane Hutch is a 1921 American adventure film serial directed by George B. Seitz. The film is considered to be lost. The story concerns the search for a lost formula for making paper from seaweed that will save a mortgaged papermill.
Plunder is a 1923 American drama film serial directed by George B. Seitz. During the production of this serial, on August 10, 1922, John Stevenson, a stuntman for Pearl White, was killed doing a stunt from a moving bus to an elevated platform. The film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archive and a trailer is preserved at the Library of Congress.
Rainey, Buck, Serials and Series, a World Filmography, 1912-1956, 1999, McFarland & Co., Inc. Lahue, Kalton C., Continued Next Week, A History of the Moving Picture Serial, 1964, University of Oklahoma Press
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