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.
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 »
Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house, but Edna, the house's owner, catches them and ... See full summary »
Lonesome Luke has a movie theater and also works the box office and as an usher. He has to put up with, among other things, an incompetent projectionist who falls asleep all the time. Complications ensue.
After a wild bachelor party, our hero finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures. In a dream sequence, he fantasizes that the ship is seized by a band of female pirates.
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 »
I like Harold Lloyd, but Fatty Arbuckle did this movie first and better.
Though, technically, the plots are different. Many of the scenes in "On the Fire" seem to be direct copies from Arbuckle's earlier "Waiter's Ball." Such similarities as trying to kill a fish with a gun hopping around out of water, the tossing of the food to the waiters, and several other scenes seem to be carbons of Arbuckle's film.
Harold Lloyd had worked with Arbuckle at Keystone, and I doubt that he personally would have copied "Waiter's Ball," but someone in charge must have.
There are still a couple of funny parts, but watch "Waiter's Ball" for the superior effort and original idea.
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