In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.


(as Alf Gounding)




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Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
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After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Comedy | Short
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After a wild bachelor party, our hero finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures. In a dream sequence, he fantasizes that the ship is seized by a band of female pirates.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
The Big Idea (1917)
Short | Comedy
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A clerk in a failing antiques store gets a big idea on how to move the merchandise so that he can save the store and possibly win the girl.

Directors: Hal Mohr, Gilbert Pratt
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels


Cast overview:
The Boy
The Butler (as Harry Pollard)
The Girl


In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.

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Comedy | Short





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23 December 1917 (USA)  »

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Un enfant s.v.p.  »

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Hilarious Short from Lloyd
3 June 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bashful (1917)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Hilarious one-reeler has Harold Lloyd playing a shy young man who attends a party a meets a beautiful, if slightly wild girl (Bebe Daniels). While at the party he receives a letter stating that his aunt has died and left him two million dollars but he must be married and with a child. The woman agrees to play the wife but they have a few issues trying to get a kid. BASHFUL is a rather hilarious little gem that really should be better known than it is. It's really too bad that more people aren't familiar with it because it contains some very big laughs including one that's certainly going to be considered politically incorrect. It involves a man bringing a baby over for Lloyd to show his uncle but when he up-wraps the baby it turns out to be black. WIthout missing a beat, Lloyd goes to wipe it clean. Yes, I know this won't sit too well today but the joke really worked well. Another hilarious moment deals with the uncle going up to the nursery only to discover countless babies that have actually been stolen from around the neighborhood. Both Lloyd and Daniels are at the top of their game here and 'Snub' Pollard is also good in his role as the butler. Bud Jamison is also extremely funny as the uncle. Fans of silent films should certainly give this one a try.

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