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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  4 April 1947 (USA)
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

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Raymond Walburn ...
E.J. Waggleberry
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Lynn Sargent
Edgar Kennedy ...
Jake (Bartender)
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Formfit Franklin
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Max
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Flora
Jack Norton ...
James R. Smoke
Robert Dudley ...
Robert McDuffy
Arthur Hoyt ...
J.P. Blackstone
Julius Tannen ...
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Al Bridge ...
Robert Greig ...
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job destroys that dream, and when he finds a particularly potent drink at his local bar, he goes on a very strange and funny rampage (with a lion in tow). Written by Kathy Li

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Yes Sir! Wednesday was WILD! Wednesday was RUGGED! THE WILDEST WACKIEST MOST HILARIOUS AND COMPLETELY BOLLIXED-UP DAY YOU EVER HEARD OF! (original print ad - mostly caps)

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4 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Mad Wednesday  »

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$1,712,959 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Last appearance of Harold Lloyd in a film. See more »

Goofs

When Diddlebock is reaching for Jacky's lead on the ledge, the overhead shot from behind shows Jacky's legs close to the wall. The closer shot (from the front) shows Diddlebock reaching between Jacky's legs, with Jacky's feet now on the edge. See more »

Quotes

Harold Diddlebock: As soon as I have a minute, I'll thank you for hours.
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Follows The Freshman (1925) See more »

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America, the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
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Funny, Funny, Funny
30 June 2003 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved it. A man seemingly crushed by life wakes up from a bender and tries to find out what went on. One of the things was that he wound up the owner of a circus. His side kick "Wormie" is great as is Jackie The Lion. I like the Stooges, Monty Python, and Preston Sturges' other movies. If that is your type of humour check this out!


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