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Why Worry? (1923)

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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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9 September 1923 (USA)  »

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1000:1 = Harold Lloyd  »

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Trivia

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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The chalk marking Harold makes for the spare in bowling changes. See more »

Quotes

Harold Van Pelham: Why didn't you tell me I love you?
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good comedy
21 November 2005 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

in retrospect the movie is quite racist but funny nonetheless. harold llyod manages to actually have a few people who can help capture the screen time away and hold the imagination not too bad. his lead actress is rather beautiful (and probably dies of old age long before i was conceived) and the giant manages to make for a great comic sidekick. one of the lead bad guys looks like a silent version of robert patrick. there is much of the typical llyod comedy here including a lot of sped up film. this is quite pioneering comedy work that the marx brothers and the stooges owe a lot to. the short running time makes this a rather pleasant movie to sit through and the humor is a bit more biting than some later llyod films. i give it an an eight out of ten, a quickly to watch if you should run across it.

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