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High and Dizzy (1920)

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director:

Hal Roach

Writers:

Frank Terry (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Roy Brooks ... His Friend
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe ... Her Father
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

11 July 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Höhenrausch See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Title Card: One hour and forty-four pints later. They saved the brew BUT...
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Featured in Is It Real?: Extreme Sleepwalking (2005) See more »

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Lloyd Gold?
20 May 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient (Mildred Davis) sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street. A subplot has Lloyd and his friend (Roy Brooks) getting inebriated on homemade liquor and then trying to avoid a prohibition-era policeman who pursues them for being drunk.

Certain aspects of this film are clearly anticipating Lloyd's more famous skyscraper-scaling scenes in "Safety Last!" and this short would make a good pairing with that film. (Criterion matches it with "The Freshman", which is fine, too.) Another reviewer commented, "It's obvious Lloyd is talented, but was still learning what roles were going to work best for him down the road." The film is further described as "uneven". I suppose I can relate. While I like this one, I will easily agree it does not rank among Lloyd's best work.


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