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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: Tell papa that Willie and I were just married. We are going to Brooklyn on our honeymoon.
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Solid Work
20 June 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

There are some amusing incidental things here, such as an old Coca-Cola advertisement saying it cures fatigue. I also liked the midget an the secretary being referred to as "corn-fed".

This short film as a whole is pretty strong, and I would say among Lloyd's best work. Definitely better than the "Eastern Westerner". Maybe not as good as "Safety Last", but for how short this was, they really packed a lot into it.


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