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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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Complete credited cast:
The Boy
Mildred Davis ...
The Girl
Roy Brooks ...
The Rival


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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1.33 : 1
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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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Harold wants the girl back

Harold Lloyd wants back the girl, Mildred Davis, she has lost.Her new boyfriend, Roy Brooks, doesn't want to lose the girl.The girl has lost her dog in an amusement park, so the boys try to find the dog and the way to her heart.The girl has a balloonist uncle and he gives her a pass for two in his balloon, but there must be her mother's approval first.Easier said than done.Number, Please? (1920) is directed by Hal Roach and Fred C. Newmeyer.Roach is also seen in the movie playing a sailor.This is a great short comedy with many gags.It's funny when the dog is caught in the merry-go-round.The sequence where Harold tries to make a call at the telephone booth is most amusing.The lady gives him her baby who won't stop crying.It's a lot of fun to watch Harold with the purse.This is a treat for all the Harold Lloyd fans.

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