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Young Mr. Jazz (1919)

While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.

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Hal Roach
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Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Girl
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While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Er als Mr. Jazz See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Edited into American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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Dancing and Fighting: 1919 Style
5 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Young Mr. Jazz (1919)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A boy (Harold Lloyd) falls for a girl (Bebe Daniels) on the beach but her father (Bud Jamison) hates him. The two kids decide to meet at a dance hall but they must avoid her father as well as a couple crooked people at the club. Fans of Lloyd are certainly going to eat this one up as there are several funny moments that makes it worth watching. There are some rather creative scenes here even with the ones that don't have laughs. One involves the girl and her father sitting on the beach and the boy swimming up to her under the sand. Another gag that uses some nice imagination is when Lloyd uses a waiter ('Snub' Pollard) to have the girl's father kicked out of the club. Once we get inside the dance hall we get a couple cute dances between Lloyd and Daniels but the real highlight comes when the two of them must avoid not only the father but a waiter who is wanting money for some drinks. I think overall this here falls a tad bit short of a "classic" Lloyd picture but there's just no question that the actor had a comic gift that comes across here and Daniels also just had something magical about her. Jamison is also very good in his role.


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