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 »
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.
Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »
Fred C. Newmeyer,
Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »
Fred C. Newmeyer,
John T. Prince
Mary is a nanny to an infant girl named Dolly, neglected by her parents in their own self-absorbed lives. Mary is scheduled to go on vacation, she going home to meet her childhood sweetheart, his childhood promise to her to meet her on her eighteenth birthday, which is upcoming. However, feeling Dolly will be all alone, Mary decides to take Dolly with her, Mary not having asked her parents' permission in their neglect. Mary meets her beau on the train to their hometown, unaware of the trials he has had to make it this far, he on board the train without a ticket or money which he lost en route. Mary also sees Dolly's father on board, he who is off to a business meeting. Not wanting to let Dolly's father see Dolly on board the train with her, Mary leaves Dolly with her beau while she spends time with the father. The beau's inexperience with child caring and his attempts to evade the train conductor who is checking for tickets leads to one misadventure after another for the beau and ...Written by
In 2002, the Harold Lloyd Trust copyrighted a 35-minute version of this film with music written, arranged and conducted by Robert Israel, and played by The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and members of The Robert Israel Orchestra. The addition of modern credits stretch the film to 36 minutes. See more »
NOW OR NEVER (Fred Newmeyer and Hal Roach, 1921) ***
Being a three-reeler, this Harold Lloyd vehicle commands more attention than his typical short - though it's not quite as rounded as his feature-length films either!
Train-set for a good part of the duration, it provides plenty of gags characteristic to such a situation: being a stowaway with a small girl in tow, Lloyd has to devise several ways in which to avoid detection; there's a lengthy scene in the berths (at one point, Lloyd causes the train to make an emergency stop in the middle of the country-side simply because his spoilt ward wants a glass of milk!); and the star even contrives to find himself on top of the train as it's speeding towards a tunnel.
As with many of his other shorts I've watched, a good enough comedy but these, somehow, aren't as highly regarded as the equivalent work of a Keaton or even Laurel & Hardy!
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