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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Conlin ...
Raymond Walburn ...
E.J. Waggleberry
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Lynn Sargent
Edgar Kennedy ...
Jake (Bartender)
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Manicurist
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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 ...
Nearsighted Banker
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)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Wednesday  »

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$1,712,959 (estimated)
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| (1950 re-release) | (2005 DVD release)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Jake: [when asked to prepare Harold's very first alcoholic beverage] You arouse the artist in me.
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Follows The Freshman (1925) See more »

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Poet and Peasant Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
Played during the scene at Smoke's office
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Extremely favorable.
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched movies from every era, of every genre; my favorites are comedy and SF. In the comedy genre, the only thing I can say about this movie is an unreserved THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME MOST HILARIOUS MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.....and I've had fifty-eight years of life and experience to form that opinion in. I have two recommendations to make:

1: If you need a good, solid emotional pick-me-up, this is the movie to watch (my wife suffers from severe bouts of depression; in the midst of one of her worst bouts, this movie had her on the floor, laughing hysterically)---with one proviso:

2:DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE if you've just had abdominal surgery; it could kill you---literally.


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