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High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 11 July 1920 (USA)
A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.


Hal Roach


Frank Terry (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Roy Brooks Roy Brooks ... His Friend
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe ... Her Father


Dr. Hale, fresh out of medical school and having opened his own practice with no patients, is trying to impress a father and his daughter, the latter potentially to be his first patient. But Dr. Hale becomes more enamored with her as a potential girlfriend, especially when her father chooses not to have her treated by him. To help out a colleague in the office building, Dr. Hale ends up getting drunk with his new friend, leading to the pair getting into some misadventures with a policeman out on the street, and in a hotel. Dr. Hale's inebriation brings him into the realm of the beautiful girl again, their further misadventures high above the streets of the city which may provide some keys as to how they should live their future. Written by Huggo

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The Cleverest and Most Rollicking Comedy Ever Produced (Print Ad- Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse NY)) 7 August 1920)


Comedy | Short


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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 »


The Girl: Oh, NO, daddy.
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Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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Out On A Ledge With Mr. Lloyd
23 August 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Hal Roach HAROLD LLOYD Comedy Short.

An intoxicated Harold goes HIGH AND DIZZY when he tries to rescue the dangerously sleepwalking girl of his dreams.

This very funny film puts Harold for a few precarious minutes out on a ledge, thereby becoming one of the ‘thrill pictures' for which he is mostly remembered, especially by those who've not seen much of his work. The film was produced not long after the freak accident which destroyed half of his right hand, hence the gloves. Harold's eventual wife, Mildred Davis, plays the lovely Girl here; her longtime chum, Roy Brooks, plays the inebriated bootlegger with whom Harold shares an elaborate extended drunken sequence. Mr. Brooks would later become Harold's personal assistant at Green Acres, the Lloyd estate.

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Release Date:

11 July 1920 (USA) See more »

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Höhenrausch See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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(Turner library print)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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