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Get Out and Get Under (1920)

The comic adventures of a new car owner.

Director:

Hal Roach

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Fred McPherson Fred McPherson ... The Rival
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Storyline

Through all the trials and tribulations a boy is having in getting a photograph taken to give to the girl he loves and wants to marry, the boy learns from the photographer that the girl is already scheduled to marry someone else that afternoon, the wedding which the boy is too late to stop. In getting over the girl, the boy can focus in on the fact that he only has two more payments until the shiny new motorized vehicle in his outdoor shed will be his outright. On a day out to appear in a community theater production, the boy finds that the car and associated items are giving him more trouble than he wants. His difficulty in getting to the theater because of the car may inadvertently provide him an opportunity to win back the girl. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

26 September 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Autonarr See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 alternate version) (1995 alternate) (2004 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In an early close-up in the photography studio, you can really see the damage Lloyd suffered to his face in the prop bomb explosion that occurred at the Witzel Studio on 14 August 1919. His face would eventually heal, but he lost the thumb and forefinger of right hand and he adopted the use of a prosthetic rubber glove (which looked unnaturally stiff) for the remainder of his film career. See more »

Goofs

As the little boy closes the hood of the car, all of the tools slide into the engine compartment. Two shots later, as Harold cranks up the car, they're back on the open hood. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: The Boy is in love with The Girl and - the rest just happens.
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Connections

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Energetic short from Lloyd
18 January 2010 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Two of Harold Lloyd's favourite props are in use here. The first is the car, driven recklessly at speed, the second is the joke of remaining crouched down without realising your hiding place has been removed. You expect something terrible to happen to his car given the fuss he makes over it, but nothing that horrendous befalls it – unless you count being driven by Lloyd as something to be dreaded. He encounters all manner of mishaps as he races to the play being staged by the local amateur dramatics troupe, of which he is a starring member. On a number of occasions he has to jump out of the motor and run back to fetch something that has fallen out of the back. There's nothing unusual about this other than the fact that he doesn't bother stopping the car when he does so…

This is one of those early shorts of Harold's that has a boundless energy to match His character's single-mindedness of purpose, and it contains plenty of laughs. One surreal moment occurs however when the car breaks down and Harold is struggling to revive it. Spotting a junkie injecting himself in a doorway, Harold deftly picks the junkie's pocket and uses the contents of his syringe to get the motor running again.


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