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Number, Please? (1920)

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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Harold is spending the day at the amusement park, unfulfilled and alone. He thinks his day has the possibility of looking up when he spots Mildred, the girl of his dreams, on a date at the park with Roy. Harold thinks he can take Mildred away from Roy. Harold does whatever he can to impress Mildred, while putting Roy in a bad light. Ultimately, Mildred, who has two tickets for a romantic hot air balloon ride, says that she will take that ride with whoever can get the approval from her mother to do so first. Harold gets into one misadventure after another in the entire process, which includes being in possession of a stolen purse, which he is unaware belongs to Mildred and which contains the two tickets. Written by Huggo

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26 December 1920 (USA)  »

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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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Enjoyable bit of nonsense as only Lloyd could do it...
28 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

While NUMBER, PLEASE? is an enjoyable HAROLD LLOYD silent short, I do think that he has a tendency here to milk a situation for all it's worth and goes on too long in the same vein.

The fun starts at an amusement park where Lloyd is anxious to make an impression on a pretty girl (MILDRED DAVIS) who is with a boyfriend that would like to see Lloyd disappear. Both men are soon looking for her lost pooch (interestingly, called General Pershing), and while Lloyd finds the dog, it's the other man who gets the credit after a stunt involving a merry-go-round and man and dog on a leash.

The mid-section involving both men trying to get in touch with the girl's mother is not quite as amusing--in fact, it becomes trying at times and it's here that the story runs into a time lag with repetitious sight gags.

The last half involving a lost purse is highly amusing and played for maximum laughs as Lloyd, believing it's someone's stolen purse rather than the girl's, tries to get rid of it while it keeps coming back like a boomerang.

Amusing, but certainly not the best of Harold Lloyd's comedy shorts.


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