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Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)

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While on the job, delivering a message, Luke finds himself in a girl's seminary.

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Gilbert Pratt
Fred C. Newmeyer
Billy Fay
Nina Speight
Charles Stevenson
Dorothea Wolbert
May Ballard ...
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Evelyn Page
W.L. Adams
Max Hamburger
Harry Rindfleish
David Voorhees
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While on the job, delivering a message, Luke finds himself in a girl's seminary.

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23 May 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

At this stage in his career, Harold Lloyd was playing "Lonesome Luke", a sort of anti-Chaplin imitator... one of the nondescript clowns who found themselves in a situation, performed some pratfalls geared roughly to the situation and got on with the one-reeler. The results, given the cast -- Lloyd, Snub Pollard and Bebe Daniels -- were amusing, but not spectacular.

This is one of their competent efforts as Lloyd has to deliver a message to a girl's school where Bud Jamison is hanging wallpaper. Harold is caught between schoolgirl Bebe and some other girl, Snub and Bud assault each other and the movie paces itself with gradually increasing mayhem. It's a fairly typical slapstick for 1917 with little to really recommend itself except for the promise of future greatness.


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