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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.

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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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26 December 1920 (USA)  »

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The amusement park featured is Pickering's Pleasure Pier / Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, one of a few that existed on and nearby the property. It burned down in 1924. The most famous and popular, Pacific Ocean Park, or P.O.P., was eventually built on the site and opened in July 1958. It closed in 1967, and was demolished in the winter of 1974. Nothing remains other than a few underwater supports. The current Ocean Park on Santa Monica Pier is in a different location than Pickering's. See more »

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The Boy: I'll telephone! That overgrown Kewpie can't get ahead of me.
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Number, Please? was quite a hilarious short from Harold Lloyd
1 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this Harold Lloyd short on the DVD "The Cook and Other Treasures". It takes place in an amusement park in Orange Park, California. Plenty of gags involving a girl (Mildred Davis-Lloyd's future wife), rival Roy Brooks (who'd become Lloyd's assistant later on), telephone booths, a dog, a purse, a merry-go-round, and a little black boy who'd later become a member of the original "Our Gang" (Ernie Morrison). Producer/director Hal Roach appears in silhouette early on. Also early on is a gag involving a roller coaster and hats that provides the start of consistent laughs that I give through most of this entertaining short. The scene with the telephone booths and operators mixing up various calls was also one of the most hilarious in the short. I think I've said enough so on that note, I highly recommend Number, Please?


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