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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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Comedy | Short

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9 February 1919 (USA)  »

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Kysy isältä  »

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(Turner library print)

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1.33 : 1
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The Boy: Say, how busy is YOUR father?
Switchboard operator: Alas, I have no father. He died when he was a young boy.
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A Zany Harold Lloyd Short
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this Harold Lloyd comedy short, Lloyd plays one of many suitors wooing a rich girl with a very busy father. In order to win her hand, they have to get her father's permission first -- if they can even get an appointment to see him, that is.

This funny film is chock-full of physical pratfalls and sight gags. Lloyd storms the father's office, determined to talk to him at all costs, even if he has to don a suit of armor, impersonate a rampaging suffragette and out smart any number of office booby traps, not the least of which is a movable walk way that sends unwanted visitors sailing out the door.

I loved the ending of this movie too. Let's just say that things aren't always worth the effort it takes to obtain them.


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