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Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Western | 6 July 1919 (USA)
Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.

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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 Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy | Western

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6 July 1919 (USA)  »

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Coco de Chicago  »

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Billy first points his pistol below the bad guy's waistband, but it is then above the waistband in the next shot. See more »

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Edited into American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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Billy Blazes, Esq. was a pretty funny Harold Lloyd short
9 October 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

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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