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Professor Beware (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  20 June 1938 (USA)
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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets... See full summary »

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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scrapes along the way. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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He's Back ! In A Merry Riot Of Fun!

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20 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le professeur Schnock  »

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$820,000 (estimated)
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On 9 January 1940 in U.S. Federal Court in Los Angeles, William J. Rapp and Lowell Brenatano filed a suit for $75,000 against Harold Lloyd and the Harold Lloyd Corporation, for alleged plagiarism by the film "Professor Beware" of the plaintiff's play "Greek To You". See more »

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A very funny film from opening credits to the end.
23 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Professor Beware," in addition to the amazing Mr. Lloyd, boasts a supporting cast of heavyweights: Lionel Stander, Raymond Walburn, William Frawley, Sterling Holloway, Cora Witherspoon and Thurston Hall. Each of these character actors add immensely to the story, which is a quest in the best sense of the word. Lloyd is a professor of Egyptology who is searching for the final, but lost, tablet that will solve a riddle of the ages. His cross-country journey that ends on a yacht with one of the best comic fight scenes in movie history is fraught with mishaps and odd characters who block Lloyd's frantic attempts to get to New York in order to catch a steamship to Egypt. It is unfortunate that this film is not available in any form (I have a VHS tape from TV I made in the '90s) and not even on Turner Classic Movies. If you have the opportunity to see the film, be sure to do so. A true comic classic.


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