After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in... See full summary »
While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.
An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »
A long line of nurses pushing carts with their babies enter from the far right, cross a garden in front of the large nursery home, and leave by the close left to the camera. A few toddlers ... See full summary »
Semi-remake of 1918's THE GASOLINE WEDDING features the same cast, a few different story bits but is actually much better. This time out everyone wants to marry the girl (Bebe Daniels) but her boxer father (Bud Jamison) picks a man ('Snub' Pollard) she's not all that crazy about. Enter the boy (Harold Lloyd) who plans on stealing the girl. THE MARATHON contains some pretty big laughs throughout its 10-minute running time so fans of Lloyd and silent comedies will certainly want to check it out. The film starts off with some pretty big laughs as the men are fighting over the girl and this leads to a very short man taking on a very tall man. Follow this up with a very good gag dealing with Lloyd dragging something "heavy" and yet all of this is followed by an even funnier bit involving a broken mirror where Lloyd must act out the person who is standing in front of the mirror. This here is without question one of the better shorts to come from Rolin as Lloyd is certainly at the top of his game here and Jamison also gets some terrific laughs as the former boxer. The sequence where the "grandma" is getting beaten up is just priceless.
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