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The City Slicker (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 2 June 1918 (USA)
Our hero gets a job at a hotel in the country and proceeds to introduce some changes, installing gadgets and time-saving devices.

Director:

Gilbert Pratt (as Gil Pratt)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Girl
Helen Gilmore ... Girl's Mother
William Blaisdell ... Bebe's rejected suitor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gus Alexander Gus Alexander
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ... (as Lige Cromley)
Billy Fay Billy Fay
William Gillespie William Gillespie
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe
Dee Lampton Dee Lampton ... Driver
Gus Leonard Gus Leonard ... Old man playing checkers
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... (as Charles E. Stevenson)
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Storyline

When a country hotel advertises for someone to help them modernize, Harold arrives from the city to take the job. He soon has the hotel re-organized and re-decorated, and he installs numerous mechanical gadgets in the rooms. Things are going smoothly until a society belle arrives, followed by a desperate suitor whom she has discarded. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gelackte Städter See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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cheeky little movie
26 June 2006 | by kineticaSee all my reviews

This is subtle and yet very down home. Unusual in a movie where a Big city person drops in on a small town, and invokes positive changes, that people like.

Some of the gags Lloyd uses are manipulating people in an esoteric fashion to accomplish comfort or expidite a conversation, and without provoking the person he's using. In the last 5 decades that would have gotten him Hurt in most major American cities where manipulation is common and resistance can be violent.

Just shows how open spaces ellicit calm reactions in people. Fun situations and a fun movie.


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