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Feet First (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  8 November 1930 (USA)
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Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Harold Horne
Barbara Kent ...
Robert McWade ...
John Quincy Tanner
Lillian Leighton ...
Mrs. Tanner (as Lillianne Leighton)
Henry Hall ...
Mr. Endicott
Noah Young ...
Alec B. Francis ...
Mr. Carson - Old-timer (as Alec Francis)
Arthur Housman ...
Drunken Clubman
Willie Best ...
Janitor (as Sleep 'n' Eat)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Finlayson ...


Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and later on a ship. Trying to deliver a letter, he later finds himself dangling high above the street on a building's scaffolding. Written by Herman Seifer <>

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Release Date:

8 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feet First  »

Box Office


$647,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The float plane shown picking up the mail is a 1926 Savoia. Savoia-Marchetti, American Aero: American Aeronautical Co, Port Washington NY. Savoia planes were more often called American Marchetti to disguise their Italian origin of design although they were built in the US under license. It was equipped with a 90hp Kinner K-5. Wing span: 34'1" Length: 25'0" Load: 699 lbs. v: 86/75/40 range: 290 miles/ceiling: 7000'. Cost: $7,375 with starter and navigation lights. NC378N was one of only 25 built in this configuration. See more »


Featured in Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »


Comin' Through the Rye
(1782) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Poem by Robert Burns (1782)
Sung a cappella a bit by Harold Lloyd
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Fine Lloyd film!
19 February 2006 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Feet First" is a fine Harold LLoyd film, that clearly shows the master comic as adept to making funny talkies as he was to making silent movie classics. Harold Lloyd possessed a great sense of timing as well as a keen sense of what made audiences laugh. Even if you've seen "Safety Last" (referring to the "hanging on the clock" scene) you'll enjoy this film (including the similar but still hilarious scene with Lloyd hanging from the side of the building). Concerning another reviewer's comment about "racial slurs", undoubtedly the reference is to a scene whereas Harold Lloyds's character (while hanging from the building) calls out to a black fellow using the name "Charcoal". Look, it was 1930; thats the way it was then, so get over it. "Feet First" is a wonderfully funny motion picture from one of the screen's greatest comedians, Harold Lloyd.

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