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The Speed Kings — Earl Cooper and Teddy Tetzlaft
Also known as {The Speed Kings — Earl Cooper and Teddy Tetzlaff}, {Teddy Telzlaff and Earl Cooper, Speed Kings}
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Wilfred Lucas

Cast: Ford Sterling [Papa], Mabel Normand [his daughter], Earl Cooper [himself], Teddy Tetzlaff [himself], Roscoe Arbuckle [the masher], Paul Jacobs, Barney Oldfield [himself]

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / No copyright registration. Released 30 October 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on-location at racetrack near Santa Monica, California. The film’s main titles spell the name Tetzlaft, but the sign on Teddy’s car clearly spells the name Tetzlaff. Oldfield makes a cameo appearance.


Survival status: Prints exist [16mm reduction positive]; and in the private film collection of Richard M. Roberts.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Benches - Children - Crowds - Fights - Flags - Grandstands - Hats: Straw - Races: Automobiles: Racetracks, Racing cars - Roads - Sabotage - Signage - Smoke - Street scenes - Transportations: Automobiles - USA: California: Santa Monica

Listing updated: 16 August 2014.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 248; Fussell-Normand p. 255; Lahue-Kops p. 142; Lahue-Mack p. 293.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.

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