Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals... See full summary »
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 »
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.
As a young married couple are bringing home a jug of bootleg liquor, the wife stops to do some shopping. In the meantime, the husband meets his brother-in-law, who asks him to look after his two children for a while. The husband reluctantly takes the children home, where he and his wife find it very difficult to keep them out of trouble or harm. The husband encounters a series of mishaps in hiding his liquor and in getting milk for the youngest child. To make things even worse, a neighbor warns them that there is a burglar loose in the neighborhood. Written by
Generally, I liked this short by Harold Lloyd, though I have to admit that part of the final minutes of the film looked like a re-hash of HAUNTED SPOOKS (also by Lloyd--a year earlier).
Harold is newly married and the first portion of the film concerns he and his wife's attempts to sneak wine into their home during Prohibition. For the most part, this is just an okay portion of the film.
Later, Harold's brother-in-law drops off his two kids for the Lloyd's to watch. The baby seems like a pretty typical child, but the 4 year-old is the spawn of Satan! He is just 100% awful--which is a strength and weakness of the film. It's a strength because some of the horrible things the kid does are pretty funny--such as sawing off the legs of furniture (it's funny to see such a cute little kid do this so easily) and nailing Harold's slippers to the floor! The problem is, after a while some of the evil things the kid does are just ridiculous (such as leaving the house and coming back with an armload of fireworks--this is just too contrived). Plus, there gets a point when it's no longer funny--you just are rooting to see Harold belt the kid! All-in-all, not a great film but full of funny moments--enough to please all but the worst curmudgeons out there.
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