A mild-mannered young man has left home, and is now playing the piano in a bar in the west. The dangerous criminal Dagger-Tooth Dan enters the bar where the young man is playing. Soon ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
The American intervention in the newly formed Soviet Union is a topic little discussed today. I'll bet that 99 people today out of 100 don't even know that in the waning hours of World War I Woodrow Wilson ordered a limited intervention there. A bunch of powers chiefly the USA, the UK and Japan intervened in the Russian Revolution hoping to counteract what Winston Churchill called the 'tubercular bacillus'of Bolshevism. Of course it didn't work, but in 1919 we had troops there and it provided the setting for this short Harold Lloyd comedy Sammy In Siberia.
Lloyd is his usual shy everyman self who happens to be around when the Bolsheviks come calling on a farm house and luckily Bebe Daniels was not violated by them.
In rescue situations you take what you can get and things don't look promising when she finds Lloyd up a tree chased by her Siberian husky dog. Still Lloyd comes through in a most unorthodox way.
As for the title American soldiers in that era were called doughboys. But also they were called Sammys in deference to Uncle Sam.
Fans of Harold Lloyd will like this.
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