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An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short | Family  -  2 May 1920 (USA)
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Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

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A young New Yorker is the bane of his Christian parent's existence because of his constant carousing and partying at all hours. As such, his father decides to send the young man to live at ranch of his uncle in Piute Pass in the wild west to get him away from the New York temptations that lead to this unwanted behavior. Before he even gets to the ranch, the young man gets into one misadventure after another using his New York sensibilities in Piute Pass. His primary misadventure involves a sweet young ingénue, the two who fall for each other at first sight. Her father is being held captive by "Tiger Lip" Tompkins, who owns half the county and bullies the rest with his band called the Masked Angels. The ransom is her womanly favors to him. The young man tries to help free the father so that the young man and the ingénue can live happily ever after together, which does not sit well with Tiger Lip and the Masked Angels. Written by Huggo

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2 May 1920 (USA)  »

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Egy westernhős keletről  »

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Shortly before this film was made, Harold Lloyd was involved in an accident where a "prop" bomb exploded as he held it in his hand. Lloyd lost his thumb and index finger on his right hand in the explosion. The Goldwyn family had a flesh-colored prosthetic glove made for him so that he could continue his movie work. In many scenes in this movie, you will note that Lloyd's right hand is deliberately not being used. Furthermore, with some of the stunts Lloyd performs, it's difficult to tell that he is handicapped at all! See more »

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The Boy's mother: Don't be harsh on him, dear. I'm sure he's just at the Y-M-C-A.
Title card: He may have started to the Y-M-C-A but they moved the building.
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Harold Goes West
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This charming Harold Lloyd comedy short finds city boy Harold being sent by stern parents to the wild west to work on his uncle's ranch. He never makes it to the ranch -- instead, he gets into all sorts of comedic hijinks in a frontier town, becomes the target of a killer mob of bullies, and wins the hand of a sweet country charmer, all in about 15 minutes! As usual, the visual gags come fast and furious, and the unflappable Harold carries everything off with utmost panache. Highlights include his impressive lasso routine, and his frantic escape from the gang of thugs, in which he employs just about every trick imaginable to outsmart them.

Great fun.


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