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Welcome Danger (1929)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 October 1929 (USA)
Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown.

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(dialogue) (as Paul Gerard Smith), (story) | 2 more credits »
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Harold Bledsoe
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Billie Lee
Noah Young ...
Patrick Clancy
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John Thorne (as Chas. Middleton)
Will Walling ...
Capt. Walton (as William Walling)
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Man at Party (silent version) (scenes deleted)
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Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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For the First Time! Hear Harold Lloyd Talk

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 October 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Achtung, Harold, Achtung!  »

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Budget:

$979,828 (estimated)
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(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Originally filmed as a silent feature (directed by Malcolm St. Clair) it was largely re-shot for sound release (directed by Clyde Bruckman). When it was previewed, it was over three hours in length, but cut to under two hours before general release. See more »

Goofs

In many of the dubbed scenes, the voices are out of synchronization with the actors' lip movements. See more »

Quotes

Billie Lee: [Last lines] This must be heaven.
Harold Bledsoe: It certainly is.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Are Mine
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Titsworth and Lynn Cowan
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Harold Llloyd is Inspector Clouseau
16 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Harold Lloyd's first talkie is a take on the always popular genre of a seemingly buffoonish, and klutzy inspector who solves the big case while acting the fool. First of all, the movie works, basically. Secondly, it fails to heed the unwritten rule of comedy "Keep them wanting more". Every gag is funny the first time, the second time but the third, fourth and fifth... NO!!! Despite this, Lloyd is funny and symphathetic. But I must comment, something was lost when Lloyd went to sound. It's like hearing him talk took away some of his movie star magic, a little star dust faded astern. He also seems to be slumming it, more interested in keeping his fans and his star status than making genuine great comedies. That said, the side kick inspector is good, and the final twenty minutes though a bit draggy is very funny. I laughed a number of times through that sequence. And the final shot and line is what the silent Harold Lloyd comedies were all about. It's a pity we don't get more of that in this movie.


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