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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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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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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Harold Lloyd married his co-star Mildred Davis on 10 February 1923. They remained married until her death on 18 August 1969. They had three children. See more »

Goofs

The little boy is eating a banana. Sometimes the banana is half gone and than you can see the whole banana. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: There are six reasons why a young man has his picture taken. One is 'A Girl' - The other five don't count.
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Alternate Versions

In 1995, The Harold Lloyd Trust copyrighted a 25-minute version with a musical score synchronized by Vince Giordano and played by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. The print also adds new production credits totaling and additional minute. See more »

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Get Out And Get Under (Hal Roach, 1920) **1/2
2 January 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Fair Harold Lloyd short which presents several gags he would re-use and improve upon in his later feature films. It opens with a scene at a photographer's studio where Harold discovers that his girl Mildred Davis is about to marry another man - but it all turns out to have been just a dream. He's involved in amateur theatricals and, being late for a performance, rushes out to the venue in his beloved car: amid the vehicle's breaking down on him, he falls foul of an elderly neighbor and a colored child; the race-against-time, then, culminates in the usual pursuit by a horde of policemen. The automobile trouble eventually gets a bit repetitive, but the film nevertheless includes the occasional inspired and hilarious gag - such as when Harold 'disappears' inside the car's engine compartment, an actor accidentally falling off the stage (after being 'killed') promptly going back up to resume his performance i.e. affecting a typically melodramatic 'exit' and, especially, when Lloyd sees a junkie getting high in the street and reasons that, if he injects his vehicle with the same substance, it will be likewise revitalized - which is what happens, as the car goes off on its own soon after 'taking' its fix!


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

26 September 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Autonarr See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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