DirectorSam Wood Story byJ. Stewart Woodhouse CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateFebruary 1, 1920 (1920-02-01) WriterClara Genevieve Kennedy, Byron Morgan, J. Stewart Woodhouse (story) ScreenplayByron Morgan, Clara Genevieve Kennedy CastWallace Reid (Speed Carr), Tully Marshall (Donald McPherson), Wanda Hawley (Sallie McPherson), Theodore Roberts (John Ogden), Guy Oliver (Pawn Broker) Similar moviesRelated Sam Wood movies
Double Speed is a lost 1920 American silent comedy-drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was the debut directorial effort of Sam Wood and starred Wallace Reid in another of his racing car films.
As described in a film magazine, Speed Carr (Reid), driving from New York to Los Angeles to visit an uncle he has not seen in twenty years, is robbed of his car, clothing, and credentials by tramps and reaches the coast penniless wearing a borrowed suit of clothes. At his uncle's bank he is refused money. Carr pawns his watch under the name Barry Cole and, adopting this name, secures a position as chauffeur for Donald McPherson (Marshall), father of Sallie McPherson (Hawley), with whom he has fallen in love. After they elope, he reveals his identity and his uncle appears to give his blessing.