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Young Mr. Jazz (1919)

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.

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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.

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Mildly enjoyable.
4 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Young Mr. Jazz" is a Harold Lloyd film made just before he became an international sensation. So, the familiar and wonderful sort of character he played in the 1920s isn't exactly what you see in this one...though it is quite enjoyable. And, like these Lloyd films before his uber-fame, this one co-stars Snub Pollard...in a most peculiar sort of role.

It begins on the beach. Harold and a lady see each other and become infatuated. However, her father just as quickly takes a strong dislike for Harold and does his best to dissuade him. However, soon Harold and the lady (Bebe Daniels) run away and the father is close behind. The pair dodge into a clip joint (a bar that specializes in robbing its patrons) and soon they cannot escape...and Daddy arrives as well.

The film has a mildly interesting plot...not as deep as the later and better Harold Lloyd shorts but still worth seeing because there are a few clever gags here and there. Nothing that would speak of Lloyd's later genius, but pleasant and enjoyable...and it holds up very well today.


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