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Never Weaken (1921)

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), Sam Taylor (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Roy Brooks ... The Other Man
Mark Jones ... The Acrobat
Charles Stevenson ... The Police Force
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Storyline

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", thereby building a reputation. When he hears that his girl is marrying another, he decides to commit suicide and spends the bulk of the film in thrilling, failed attempts. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nur nicht schwach werden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Runtime:

| (2005 DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Pioneering stuntman Harvey Parry doubled for Harold Lloyd in several of the most dangerous shots in this and other Lloyd films; only after the death of Lloyd (who was always said to do his own stunts) did Parry "go public" about his involvement. See more »

Quotes

Emmett's wife: Emmett, carry mother's parcels for her.
The Boy: [Pretending to be Emmett] Aw! - let the old gas bag carry her own.
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Crazy Credits

The cast title page is headed "Just passing by". Below the cast list: The Plot - a youth of twenty-one and a maid of eighteen. Shakespeare couldn't have asked for more. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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Even my kids enjoyed it!
21 April 2003 | by lizzieloo21See all my reviews

I was flipping through the channels last night and noticed a Harold Lloyd marathon on AMC. His granddaughter Suzanne has rereleased many of his films and was on the channel talking about the careers of her grandfather and grandmother (Mildred Davis, "the girl" in this film). The characters are sweet and loving and Harold Lloyd comes off as the lovelorn and innocent boy whose greatest wish is to marry his sweetheart. When he thinks she is in love with another, he plans to kill himself rather than live without her. Attempted suicide has never been so funny. Especially hilarious is the painstaking care he takes in writing the suicide note. My children (ages 5, 10, and 13) were so amused by Lloyd's antics that I was amazed. They never thought that silent films could be so expressive and funny. I love the fact that this art form is appreciated and shown on television for all to see and fall in love with all over again.


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