Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a ... See full summary »
"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the ... See full summary »
Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his 'health.' Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking, he finds himself in the middle of a revolution. He is imprisoned where he befriends the friendly giant, Colosso (Aasen), and they engineer an escape. Together, they quell the revolution. Written by
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Ringling Brothers circus giant Cardiff Giant (aka George Auger) was contracted to play the role of Colosso, but died shortly after filming began. A nationwide publicity campaign was instituted to find a replacement. Norwegian John Aasen, living in Minnesota, was discovered as a result of a newspaper article about his shoe size. See more »
The chalk marking Harold makes for the spare in bowling changes. See more »
Another fun silent era Lloyd film. This one casts Lloyd as a hypochondriac millionaire who takes a vacation to a South American island, but is mistaken for an American Company Man sent to interfere with the revolutionaries who are trying to overthrow the government of the banana republic. Jobyna Ralston is utterly charming as Lloyd's nurse, and pituitary giant John Aasen is highly entertaining as Lloyd's sidekick.
Jackie Chan fans will notice a number of gags Chan borrowed from this film and recycled for his own fight scenes.
Light hearted entertainment for the whole family.
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