I must have watched an abridged version of 'The Bliss (1917).' My viewing of the film lasted just under 5 minutes, and was something like a cinematic sprint: each scene runs no longer than it has to to further the plot. The comedic timing is nonexistent, as though Harold Lloyd (generally a very funny comedian, as evidenced by 'Safety Last! (1923)' and 'Girl Shy (1924)') is being hurried through each sequence. The plot, as I saw it, involves Harold making the acquaintance of a pretty girl (Bebe Daniels), and being invited to her home, where her father is auditioning prospective husbands. Apparently, Harold is mistaken for a Count, though you wouldn't have guessed it from my version of the film. 'The Bliss' is a likable enough comedy, but there's nothing of any particular interest to the casual viewer. That said, I would be very much interested in tracking down a more complete print of the film, if indeed there is one.
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