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Get Out and Get Under (1920)

The comic adventures of a new car owner.

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A young man is awakened from a nightmare by the telephone ringing - his girlfriend is calling him, because he is late for an amateur theatrical production. But before he can leave, he gets into an argument with his neighbor. Then, soon after he gets on the road, his car stalls. If he cannot get to the theater quickly, he might be replaced in the play by a rival. Written by Snow Leopard

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26 September 1920 (USA)  »

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The title, "Get Out and Get Under," comes from a popular 1913 song, "He'd Have To Get Under - Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile)" (Music by Maurice Abrahams; Lyrics by Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie). Robert Israel's score in the 2004 alternate version frequently uses melodies from this song. See more »

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The little boy is eating a banana. Sometimes the banana is half gone and than you can see the whole banana. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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excellent "pure slapstick" from Lloyd
15 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Harold Lloyd's most famous movies really weren't slapstick films, as they weren't nearly violent enough and had way too much plot to be considered "slapstick". The slapstick films originally had the barest of plots and most consisted of people hitting or kicking each other, pie fights and lots of falls and accidents. While some of these are seen in Lloyd's films in the 20s and 30s, he really made films that were a little deeper and generally more enjoyable. This being said, this film is a great example of slapstick and what Lloyd's films were like up until he matured as an actor. It is also very similar to the films done in the 1910-1920s by Keystone and Roach Studios. In fact, Arbuckle, Chaplin and Keaton did many slapstick style films during this time. It's nice to see Lloyd's take on this style of film--especially because despite having a weaker plot, the action and silliness of this film are first-rate and the film deserves a rating of 9. For what it is, it is exceptional.


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