7.5/10
1,254
23 user 11 critic

Why Worry? (1923)

A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.

Directors:

(as Fred Newmeyer),

Writers:

(story), (story assistant) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James
The Freshman (1925)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict
Grandma's Boy (1922)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend
Speedy (1928)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
Movie Crazy (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson
Cops (1922)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox
The Boat (1921)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely
Robin Hood (1922)
Adventure | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
The Nurse
John Aasen ...
Colosso (as Johan Aasen)
Wallace Howe ...
Mr. Pipps
...
James H. Blake (as James Mason)
...
The Mighty Herculeo
Gaylord Lloyd ...
Man
Mark Jones ...
Mounted Captain
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1000:1  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$220,626 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$446,863, 31 December 1924
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(tinted and toned)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harold Lloyd's first film with leading lady Jobyna Ralston. She was picked primarily because Lloyd wanted somebody who was exactly the opposite of his previous leading lady, Mildred Davis, who had by then retired from films to become Mrs. Harold Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is supposed to be set on a tropical island, the characters all wear Mexican garb except for Harold van Pelham and the setting looks like a Mexican village. This is because the film was originally set in Mexico, but legal issues forced Harold Lloyd to change the setting to Paradiso. See more »

Quotes

Harold Van Pelham: Why didn't you tell me I love you?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Mini Biographies (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bananas
2 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Travelling to South America to convalesce, a wealthy hypochondriac inadvertently thwarts a military coup after the locals mistake him for an intervening US banker (and as he mistakes them for hotel employees) in this chaotic Harold Lloyd comedy. The film has some very funny moments due to language barrier issues with Lloyd hilariously signing his name on a list of prisoners to be shot at sunrise at one point, however, mistaken identity comedy is hardly Lloyd's forte. As such, the film is full of gags that do not exactly give Lloyd the chance to show off what he does best. There is also a painfully long sequence that seems to go on forever as Lloyd tries to extract a sore tooth from giant he befriended in jail. As the giant in question though, John Aasen turns in a remarkably good performance for a first time actor. Quality supporting turns also come from Jim Mason as the revolutionary leader and Jobyna Ralston as Lloyd's long-suffering nurse. Given the title and the protagonist's hypochondria, it would have been nice for the film to offer some food for thought in terms of worrying about problems that are not as big as they seem, but everything here is about the laughs. It is amusing too, but Lloyd is not always in his element.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

"Altered Carbon" Star Will Yun Lee: Who, What, When, and Where?

"Altered Carbon" star Will Yun Lee reveals his most underrated role, the role he is best known for, and his favorite snack on set.

Watch now