In 1922, the country boy Harold says goodbye to his mother and his girlfriend Mildred in the train station and leaves Great Bend expecting to be successful in the big city. Harold promises to Mildred to get married with her as soon as he "make good". Harold shares a room with his friend "Limpy" Bill and he finally gets a job as salesman in the De Vore Department Store. However, he pawns Bill's phonograph, buys a lavaliere and writes to Mildred telling that he is a manager of De Vore. One day, Harold sees an old friend from Great Bend that is a policeman and when he meets his friend Bill, he asks Bill to push the policeman over him and make him fall down. However Bill pushes the wrong policeman that chases him, but he escapes climbing up a building. Out of the blue, Mildred is convinced by her mother to visit Harold without previous notice and he pretends to be the manager of De Vore. When Harold overhears the general manager telling that he would give one thousand dollars to to anyone... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Though Harold Lloyd
's character is credited as "The Boy", when he gets his paycheck it clearly says, "Name: Harold Lloyd". See more
When The Boy and The Girl reunite in the department store, in the background a soda jerk can clearly be seen overflowing a glass into which he is pouring a dark liquid. The next shot shows a closeup of the soda jerk beginning his pour, which then overflows a couple of seconds later. See more
Bill, The Pal
Say, for five hundred dollars I'd climb to Heaven, an' hang by my heels from the pearly gates.