August 21, 2019 Subject:
Holy Batman, The Speed Reporter Cartoon
As nutty a film as you'll find. It stars Richard Talmadge (Dick Lawrence - Reporter) who seems yo be an acrobat who scales building and leaps off them again, fights off groups of large armed men with a windmill approach to punching, never gets hurt and always has a wise crack ready. He's up against a crooked leader of the League for Decency, who is backed by the local mob as well as the rival newspaper, the publisher of which is also in the mob's pocket. Talmadge is in loe with Luana Walters May - A Reporter), who does her best by looking beautiful. Comic book style from A to Z - but not a great comic book. Mostly interesting for the comic book styling of the action, than for the mostly unbelievable action.