After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »
While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... 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 »
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 »
After a long wait, a young doctor finally has a patient come to his office. She is a young woman whose father has brought her to be treated for sleep-walking, but the father becomes annoyed with the doctor, and takes his daughter away. Soon afterward, the young doctor shares in a drinking binge with another doctor who has built a still in his office. After a series of misadventures, the two of them wind up in the same hotel where the daughter and her father are staying, leading to some hazardous predicaments. Written by
The character that Harold Lloyd solidified in films like GRANDMA'S BOY, DR. JACK, THE FRESHMAN and THE KID BROTHER was still a couple years away when this short was made. Because of that, the nice and sweet guy he was known as in these films still isn't totally developed. He's a pretty nice guy in this short but at times, he does things that just aren't characteristic of this prototypical Lloyd character--such as getting intensely drunk. No, I just can't see the guy from these later films getting intentionally drunk--it just wouldn't fit his character. Also, another less than stellar point is the whole sleepwalking shtick--Mildred Davies sleepwalking routine makes her look like a Nazi on parade--with her right arm extended and walking in zombie-fashion.
BUT, if you ignore this and just watch this film without these expectations, it's a pretty good flick--though the drunk hi-jinx become a little annoying after a while because it seems a bit overdone.
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