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Girl Shy (1924)

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A shy, young man, who is completely incapable of talking to women, decides to write a book that details to other bachelors how to find a girlfriend.


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Complete credited cast:
The Poor Boy
Jobyna Ralston ...
The Rich Girl
Richard Daniels ...
The Poor Man
Carlton Griffin ...
The Rich Man


Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding. Written by Herman Seifer <>

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20 April 1924 (USA)  »

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(Turner library print) | (1992)

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1.33 : 1
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Many of the exterior shots were filmed at Holmby House, the massive estate owned by Arthur Letts, owner of the Bullocks Departments Store. Harold Lloyd did not move into his Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills until 1929, five years after Girl Shy was released. See more »


Harold rips his necktie in half after getting it caught in the sewing machine, but then in scenes immediately following, his tie is clearly whole again. See more »


References Trifling Women (1922) See more »

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Wonderful funny movie
17 June 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

Long live Harold! This is a charming silent comedy where my hero plays a shy boy writing a book about the ways to seduce a woman. He wants to publish it, but the editor thinks this is a funny book. In his way, Harold fells in love with a beautiful young woman. This love helps him to stop being girl shy. Very funny gags, and also a sensitive way to illustrate love (such beautiful scenes are frequents in Harold's movie). This is also a great opportunity to see the beauty and the talent of the wonderful Jobyna Ralston. See it! And see all the Harold Lloyd movies of the 1920's! He was and still is one of the best comic actors in Hollywood history.

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