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Writers:
Sam Taylor (story) &
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Release Date:
20 September 1925 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
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Gets My Vote As Lloyd's Funniest See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harold Lloyd ... Harold Lamb aka Speedy

Jobyna Ralston ... Peggy
Brooks Benedict ... The College Cad
James Anderson ... The College Hero
Hazel Keener ... The College Belle
Joseph Harrington ... The College Tailor
Pat Harmon ... The Football Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Beaumon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Roy Brooks ... Tall student (uncredited)
Rosalind Byrne ... Girl Caught in Suspenders at Dance (uncredited)
Pete the Dog ... Dog (uncredited)

Charles Farrell ... Student Bell Ringer at Frolic (uncredited)
Wallace Howe ... Gardener (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ... Waiter Who Takes Harold's Pants (uncredited)
Oscar Smith ... Dean's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Charles Stevenson ... Assistant Coach (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Student Who Goes to Dean (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Harold's Mother (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fred C. Newmeyer  (as Fred Newmeyer)
Sam Taylor 
 
Writing credits
Sam Taylor (story) &
Ted Wilde (story) &
John Grey (story) &
Tim Whelan (story)

Thomas J. Gray  titles (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd  uncredited

Produced by
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes .... executive producer (2002 release) (as Suzanne Lloyd)
Harold Lloyd .... producer
Jeffrey Vance .... producer (2002 release)
 
Original Music by
Don Hulette (1974 version)
Robert Israel (2002)
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lundin (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Liell K. Vedder 
 
Makeup Department
Wallace Howe .... makeup artist: Mr. Lloyd (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William R. Fraser .... general manager: The Harold Lloyd Corporation
John L. Murphy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry N. Kohler .... assistant photographer
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor (2002 release)
Robert Israel .... music arranger (2002 release)
Don Peake .... conductor: 1974 version
Don Peake .... orchestrator: 1974 version
 
Other crew
William MacDonald .... technical director (as William Macdonald)
Joe Reddy .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
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76 min (2002 release)
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:o.Al. | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Credited as being the first "sports" movie produced.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The glass partition between Harold and the driver disappears and reappears.See more »
Quotes:
Intertitle:Tate University - A large football stadium, with a college attached.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
FreshieSee more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Gets My Vote As Lloyd's Funniest, 26 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

As I continue to delve into the Harold Lloyd films, courtesy the Lloyd Collection DVDs, this movie still ranks as the most entertaining of his silent films. ...and perhaps his funniest, but humor is subject. So far it's number one with me and I know I'm not alone.

Many silent comedies, Lloyd's and others, take 15-20 minutes to warm up but this is fun right from the start. I love Harold's "jig" as he introduces himself to people, thinking he would be "cool" and accepted by doing that, and calling himself "Speedy." I laughed every time he did that, beginning with a very early scene as he prepares himself for college. He was ready to make a big first impression. Of course, all it did was make himself look like a sap, but that's Harold for you, and the type of character he liked to play: a meek, corny-but good-hearted guy who becomes the hero in the end of his stories.

Harold does what he can to become popular in college, figuring the best way would be to be a football hero, since the current gridiron star is the "big man on campus." Harold makes the team, but only out of sympathy for his "spirit." Then, the big game comes and all I can say is that this almost looked like the wild-and- crazy ending of the Marx Brothers in "Horse Feathers." It's not as crazy as the game in that film, but it isn't far behind.

That ending was total lunacy but great fun and Harold winds up making that silly jig and handshake which now has become "in" thing to do, since Harold is the hero! This is a great silent comedy, one of the best from anyone.

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