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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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Release Date:

26 December 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Nummer, bitte?  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The amusement park featured is Pickering's Pleasure Pier / Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, one of a few that existed on and nearby the property. It burned down in 1924. The most famous and popular, Pacific Ocean Park, or P.O.P., was eventually built on the site and opened in July 1958. It closed in 1967, and was demolished in the winter of 1974. Nothing remains other than a few underwater supports. The current Ocean Park on Santa Monica Pier is in a different location than Pickering's. See more »


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


*** (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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