Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »
Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »
Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »
This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »
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.
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
In an early close-up in the photography studio, you can really see the damage Lloyd suffered to his face in the prop bomb explosion that occurred at the Witzel Studio on 14 August 1919. His face would eventually heal, but he lost the thumb and forefinger of right hand and he adopted the use of a prosthetic rubber glove (which looked unnaturally stiff) for the remainder of his film career. See more »
In one scene Lloyd's hat is smashed in and in the next scene the hat is like new. See more »
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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