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 »
While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »
Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »
The mining town of Peaceful Vale is a rough place, and sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher can do little about it, since the town is ruled by Crooked Charley, the gambler. Charley runs Pierre the tavern keeper out of town, and takes Pierre's daughter Nell as his prisoner. But when Billy Blazes sees Charley's henchmen harassing Pierre, he rescues Pierre and then proceeds to confront Charley back at the tavern. Written by
Billy Blazes, Esq. was a pretty funny Harold Lloyd short
Just watched this Harold Lloyd short on a DVD that featured some of his shorts and features. In this one, he's the title character who saves the town and is fearless in doing so. Whatever laughs this short has is due to him and not the supporting cast so to tell the truth, I was partly underwhelmed watching this. And part of me also felt a little uncomfortable watching the Asian servant character on screen but since this is a silent, at least there wasn't any Pidgin English to make things even more embarrassing. The score conducted by Robert Israel for this edition was good so that was a plus. So on that note, Billy Blazes, Esq. is worth a look for any fan of Harold Lloyd.
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