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Why Worry? (1923)

TV-G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  9 September 1923 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Harold Van Pelham
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The Nurse
John Aasen ...
Colosso (as Johan Aasen)
Wallace Howe ...
Mr. Pipps
Jim Mason ...
James H. Blake (as James Mason)
Leo White ...
The Mighty Herculeo
Gaylord Lloyd ...
Man
Mark Jones ...
Mounted Captain
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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 Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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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 »

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Harold Van Pelham: Why didn't you tell me I love you?
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Fun little diversion
4 September 2009 | by (the heartland) – See all my reviews

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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