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Feet First (1930)

Passed | | Comedy | 8 November 1930 (USA)
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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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 <alagain@aol.com>

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8 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashi ga daiichi  »

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Budget:

$647,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,589,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: The Funny Men: Part 1 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Slapstick, Romance, and Some Shoes
14 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Feet First is a comedy film from 1930, starring Harold Lloyd as the main character, named Harold Home. Harold is an ambitious young man working a retail job where he garners no respect from anyone. The bumbling, unconfident Harold eventually meets the woman of his dreams and antics ensue as he tries to win her over.

Despite it's age, Feet First is still hilarious at times. With ageless bits, such as trying to get rid of a bunch of magazines that show Home in an undesired ad, only to have all of the magazines picked up by the wind and distributed to everyone around. There is also an adrenaline-pumping climax.

Unfortunately, not all of the jokes hold up and the gags that flop will make you cringe. There are also scenes of poor acting from some of the supporting characters. The old display of drunkenness is extremely inaccurate and hard to watch, as the actors seem to be trying too hard to appear intoxicated. The display is extremely embarrassing to watch. Apparently, the only person they have ever seen drunk is Bugs Bunny.

This movie is not exceptionally funny or interesting. Unless you simply desire to see the (in)famous Harold Lloyd in action, I don't recommend it.


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