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|Complete credited cast:|
|Harold Lloyd||-||Harold 'Speedy' Swift|
|Ann Christy||-||Jane Dillon|
|Bert Woodruff||-||Pop Dillon - Jane's Grand-daddy|
|Babe Ruth||-||Babe Ruth|
|Byron Douglas||-||W.S. Wilton|
|Brooks Benedict||-||Steve Carter|
|King Tut the Dog||-||The Dog|
The streetcar crash into the elevated train support was an unplanned accident (no one was injured); the idea of replacing the broken wheel with a manhole cover had to be improvised on the scene.
During the Coney Island magic mirror scene, Lloyd gives the middle finger to his reflection in the mirror. This gesture slipped through the censors.
Harold Lloyd was such a popular star at the time, the Coney Island scenes had to be filmed secretly, with the camera often hidden from view, to avoid attracting mobs of adoring fans.
One of only two films to ever receive an Oscar nomination for Best Directing of a Comedy Picture, and the only film to lose in this particular category.
"Speedy" is Harold Lloyd's real-life nickname, given to him by his father.
Lou Gehrig can be seen walking by as Babe Ruth gets out of the cab.
Harold Lloyd's last silent feature film.
Filmed extensively on location in New York City. The slums scenes, however, were built and shot on a backlot in Los Angeles.
The film crew wanted to shoot footage of Babe Ruth actually hitting a home run during a game. Although they were planning to film for a few games until a hit could be captured on film, Ruth hit a home run on the second inning of the first day of filming.
The Yankees opponents at the beginning of the film are the Chicago White Sox.
The ad seen by Harold on the subway for "Marx Heffler & Sharp" is a reference to the famous Hart Shaffner & Marx menswear company, still in business (as of 2017) and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees-White Sox game depicted early in the film never happened. The line score and in-progress box score does not exist for any regular season game ever played.
In the end, Pop gets $100,000 for his trolley line, which would equate to $1.42M in 2017.