MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,181 this week

Never Weaken (1921)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy | Thriller  -  22 October 1921 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 952 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 12 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 284 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 249 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 655 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Never Weaken" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Never Weaken (1921)

Never Weaken (1921) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Never Weaken.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Safety Last! (1923)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother
The Milky Way (1936)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A photo studio operator seems only interested in flirting with women. After slapping at his advance, a women phones her husband to come kill him. Unsure what to do, Harold randomly enters the studio and is offered to 'manage' the store.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Feet First (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade
The Immigrant (1917)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, Erich von Stroheim
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A judge and his frivolous wife are celebrating their second wedding anniversary. The wife insists he buy her a gift. He goes out and buys her a necklace and pendant, which he promptly loses... See full summary »

Director: Ford Sterling
Stars: Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee, Harold Lloyd
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent of struggling actress in a theatrical boarding house. Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
One Week (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly wedded couple attempt to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
The Boy
...
The Girl
Roy Brooks ...
The Other Man
Mark Jones ...
The Acrobat
Charles Stevenson ...
The Police Force
Edit

Storyline

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", thereby building a reputation. When he hears that his girl is marrying another, he decides to commit suicide and spends the bulk of the film in thrilling, failed attempts. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fraquejar, Nuca!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 DVD)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pioneering stuntman Harvey Parry doubled for Harold Lloyd in several of the most dangerous shots in this and other Lloyd films; only after the death of Lloyd (who was always said to do his own stunts) did Parry "go public" about his involvement. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The first half is rather amusing but the skyscraper routine in the second half makes it worth seeing
20 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In a city full of skyscrapers a boy and a girl fall in love between window ledges. However their romance seems to be under threat when a lack of patients for her boss's doctor's surgery sees her told she'll be laid off. In order to keep his office hours relationship alive, the boy sets out to drum up some business and thus keep her job.

I've not seen enough Harold Lloyd to say whether or not I'm a massive fan but I have certainly never had any great desire to hunt his films down in the same way as I have with Laurel and Hardy (whom I generally adore). However with BBC4's consistently impressive Silent Clown's series of documentaries, I got a rare opportunity to see one of his shorts as selected by Paul Merton. The overly jaunty new score played over the film was a bit of a pain because although it fitted the action on screen, I didn't think it worked for the period the film came from. Regardless I got into the mild humour of Lloyd drumming up injuries on the streets as the film got going until it reached the high (sorry) point of the skyscraper conclusion. This section is pretty much the whole show as it demonstrates his daredevil sense of humour.

Sure he isn't actually 50 stories above the ground but the stunts are still very impressive let me assure you. His timing is good and although I didn't find this hilarious, he is impressive in how he plays the audience for laughs and gasps at the same time. The support cast all play to form but this is all about Lloyd and, considering I'm not a real fan, I did think he was well worth seeing.

Overall an impressive and amusing silent short film. Not as out and out funny as I would have hoped but the skyscraper scrapes are well worth seeing and make the second part of the film much stronger than the rather genial first half.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Never Weaken (1921) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?