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Number, Please? (1920)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  26 December 1920 (USA)
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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.

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While at an amusement park, trying vainly to forget the girl he has lost, a young man sees the girl with her new boyfriend. When her dog gets loose in the park, both suitors have to help her catch it. Then, the girl's uncle, a balloonist, gives her a pass for two in his balloon, provided that her mother approves. She then offers to take along the first of her admirers who is able to get her mother's consent. Written by Snow Leopard

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26 December 1920 (USA)  »

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Die Nummer, bitte?  »

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Harold Lloyd wore gloves, with the right one modified to disguise his maimed hand. The gloves are visible in medium shots. But in two different close-ups, Harold's character isn't wearing gloves. See more »

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Good Early Lloyd
25 November 2006 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

NUMBER, PLEASE? (1920)

*** (out of four)

Harold Lloyd two-reeler has Lloyd trying to mend a broken heart by going to an amusement part where he meets a lovely young lady but he must compete with her boyfriend. The first reel is wonderfully funny with all sorts of great gags including one where Lloyd is in the last cart of a ride with everyone else's hats hitting him. The second reel loses a lot of its punch but overall this was still a pretty good short that shows off what was to come in Lloyd's career.

Available on DVD through Kino and New Line.


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