Lloyd Hamilton is an all but forgotten comedian from silent films who
made quite a few films during his relatively short life. Today, only a
handful of his 250+ films exist, as the ravages of time on nitrate film
stock have certainly taken their toll. It's interesting to see that
this comedy short is now available in two different DVD sets--Ham: The
Lost Magic of Lloyd Hamilton as well as in Volume 2 of American
Here in Jonah Jones, Lloyd is a guy with girl trouble. On one hand, he
has a chunky girlfriend who is quite jealous and on the other there is
a pretty lady who Lloyd comes to her aid--enraging his girl. Aside from
this broad plot, there isn't much consistent plot in the film--with
many episodic bits. Some are very funny (such as the cute car that you
just have to see to believe) and some just fall flat. Part of this is
because it's obvious pieces of the film are missing--such as when
Lloyd's hat gets stuck to his head. It just abruptly occurs and you are
confused how this occurred. There are also some very funny but cruel
fat jokes that might make you laugh or cringe--you be the judge.
Overall it's a very mixed bag and Hamilton definitely made better.
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