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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 »

Director:

Hal Roach (uncredited)
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
'Snub' Pollard ... The Corn-Fed Secretary (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... Switchboard Operator
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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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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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One of Lloyd's Best
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Ask Father (1919)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Before he can marry the woman he loves Harold Lloyd must first ask for her father's permission. The only problem is that her father is the busiest man alive so getting near him will take some time. Here's a very funny one reel that has plenty of laughs throughout. The stuff with the two bouncers, one a midget, is hysterical as is the moving floor in the father's office. The scene where Lloyd climbs up the side of a building is also great.

You can get this film in New Line's Harold Lloyd Collection.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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