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Ask Father (1919)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 9 February 1919 (USA)
The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

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Hal Roach (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
'Snub' Pollard ... The Corn-Fed Secretary (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... Switchboard Operator
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Storyline

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes to the office to ask the father, he is tossed out. He is ejected over and over, by different methods, while the girl waits and waits. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kysy isältä See more »

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Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A print of this film has been preserved in the archive of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. See more »

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The Boy's First Love: Ask father.
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Ask Father (N/A, 1919) ***
18 December 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

At long last, I've allotted sizeable time (which should take up to the very last day of the year) to check out New Line's massive THE HAROLD LLOYD COMEDY COLLECTION 7-Disc Set!

I started off with this one, which is basically a one-joke short (albeit only 13 minutes in length) - a boy's various attempts to meet "the busiest man in town" in order to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage - which frequently has characters being shoved out of the father's office by his burly underling. Lloyd ultimately fails in his quest, but eventually finds true love with the father's secretary (played by Bebe Daniels). It's an enjoyable star vehicle which, among other things, sees Lloyd in drag; bafflingly, there's no director credit attached to this one!


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