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Ask Father (1919)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  9 February 1919 (USA)
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The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

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The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes to the office to ask the father, he is tossed out. He is ejected over and over, by different methods, while the girl waits and waits. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Title card: The Boy, head over heels in love and knee deep in debt.
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odd but fun Lloyd short
26 April 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very short Harold Lloyd short picture--only 13 minutes long. But, considering this it does pack a lot into it! The pace is fast, the gags very good and Lloyd is at his best.

Harold wants to ask a man for his daughter's hand in marriage. However, this father is a very important business owner and getting into the office is next to impossible--everyone wants to see him and his employees literally thrown everyone out who tries! Undaunted, the marriage-minded Lloyd will not give up and comes back again and again and again until he can ask the man for her hand. Several of the attempts in particular are very clever (such as the trap door). Finally, after nearly getting himself killed repeatedly, he gets to the man--only to find out the girl just eloped with another guy!

Look for Snub Pollard, another great silent comedian, as the boss' #1 assistant. Apart from starring in his own shorts, he appeared in several of Lloyd's as well.


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