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The City Slicker (1918)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 June 1918 (USA)
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Our hero gets a job at a hotel in the country and proceeds to introduce some changes, installing gadgets and time-saving devices.

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(as Gil Pratt)
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Harold
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Snub (as Harry Pollard)
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The Girl
Helen Gilmore ...
Girl's Mother
William Blaisdell ...
Bebe's rejected suitor
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Gus Alexander
Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ...
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Billy Fay
William Gillespie
Wallace Howe
Dee Lampton ...
Driver
Gus Leonard ...
Old man playing checkers
Charles Stevenson ...
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When a country hotel advertises for someone to help them modernize, Harold arrives from the city to take the job. He soon has the hotel re-organized and re-decorated, and he installs numerous mechanical gadgets in the rooms. Things are going smoothly until a society belle arrives, followed by a desperate suitor whom she has discarded. Written by Snow Leopard

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Some Routine Parts But Also Some Good Gags
11 March 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The City Slicker" shows Harold Lloyd in his earlier days, revealing signs of good things to come, but overall just average as silent comedy. Comedies of the late teens are often more manic and much less refined than those of the 20's, and this one is not an exception to the rule. But do watch it if you are a Lloyd fan, and watch Harold carefully - although there are some routine stretches, there are also some very good gags, and some of them are rather subtle, so careful attention will be rewarded.


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