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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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Cast

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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:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 October 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Achtung, Harold, Achtung!  »

Box Office

Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Began shooting as a silent in August, 1928 at Metropolitan Studios, it would become an agonizingly long and complicated production. It was finally released on October 12, 1929 as a talkie after largely being re-shot with another director (Clyde Bruckman) as a talkie (marking the first time Lloyd worked from a script) and painstakingly edited down from an original 16-reels (some 2 hours and forty-five minutes) to 12-reels. The silent version cost $521,000 and another $281,000 was spent on the sound negative. While the novelty of hearing Lloyd speak made it his largest grossing hit since _Freshman, The (1925)_, those steep production costs resulted in a huge drop in net profits from his earlier features. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Capt. Walton: Take that bird to the fingerprint room. Check his record.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Funeral March of a Marionette
(1872) (uncredited)
Composed by Charles Gounod
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A huge letdown
7 October 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

While one can admire Harold Lloyd's willingness to plunge into sound films, this effort is a huge letdown after the brilliance of his silent films, culminating in `Speedy.' Many of the gags go on WAY too long, and sound makes much of the slapstick more painful than funny. It may be that sound also contributes to making Lloyd's character extremely annoying, especially in the early reels. If that weren't enough, the dubbing process used in the scenes not reshot for sound is very primitive and distracting. Worth seeing for Lloyd fans, but not too funny.


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