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Number, Please? (1920)

While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.

Directors:

Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer (co-director) (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Roy Brooks Roy Brooks ... The Rival
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Storyline

Harold is spending the day at the amusement park, unfulfilled and alone. He thinks his day has the possibility of looking up when he spots Mildred, the girl of his dreams, on a date at the park with Roy. Harold thinks he can take Mildred away from Roy. Harold does whatever he can to impress Mildred, while putting Roy in a bad light. Ultimately, Mildred, who has two tickets for a romantic hot air balloon ride, says that she will take that ride with whoever can get the approval from her mother to do so first. Harold gets into one misadventure after another in the entire process, which includes being in possession of a stolen purse, which he is unaware belongs to Mildred and which contains the two tickets. Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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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 »

Quotes

The Boy: I'll telephone! That overgrown Kewpie can't get ahead of me.
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Alternate Versions

The Harold Lloyd Trust renewed the copyright in 2004 of a 25-minute version of this film with music composed, arranged and conducted by Robert Israel, and played The Robert Israel Orchestra (Europe). See more »

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NUMBER, PLEASE? (Hal Roach and Fred Newmeyer, 1920) **1/2
2 January 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This middling Harold Lloyd short is neatly divided into three sections: concerning romantic rivalry at an amusement park, it starts off with a dog chase (this early part also involving a distorted mirror gag); the mid-section is devoted to the inventive telephone antics which give the film its title; the last part, then, resolves itself into a rather overstretched sequence in which Lloyd, chased by the police, tries to get rid of an incriminating purse.

Still, perhaps the single funniest bit occurs at the very beginning - a succession of title cards categorizing how various lovesick men deal with their predicament.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

26 December 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nummer, bitte? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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