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A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

An idle, wealthy playboy foolishly joins the Navy when the father of the girl he wants to marry tells him to get a job to prove himself worthy.

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), Sam Taylor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Noah Young Noah Young ... The Rowdy Element
Dick Sutherland ... Maharajah of Khairpura-Bhandanna
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Storyline

When The Girl's father insists that, before he will agree to The Boy's marrying his daughter, he must first prove that he can do something more worthwhile than act the playboy. He joins the navy. When his ship docks at a Middle Eastern kingdom, The Girl and her father also arrive by yacht. The local maharajah kidnaps The Girl and it is up to The Boy to rescue her. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

25 December 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tengeri medve See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

(2002 restoration) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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With the release of this film, Harold Lloyd became just the second silent comedian to release a feature-length film. See more »

Goofs

When The Girl takes the cigar away from the old woman on the streets of Khairpura-Bhandanna, she turns and sees Harold approaching; she then immediately reaches out her arms to embrace him and she's holding the cigar in her right hand. In the next shot, as she has her arms around Harold's neck, the cigar is now in her left hand. See more »

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Title Card: ABINGTON ARMS - An ultra fashionable summer resort overlooking the bluff _ And there's a lot of it to overlook.
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a decent early Lloyd feature
15 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While this film isn't really as long as most feature films, it is longer than a short and really falls in between the two types of films in length.

This film was remade three years later as WHY WORRY? though there were some changes made in the plot--enough that I recommend you see both. However the overall themes and plot elements are interchangeable. In both he's a rich guy who needs to grow up and be more industrious, and in both he ultimately rescues his lady while in a foreign land. In WHY WORRY? the setting was a revolution on a South American island and in this film it was a Muslim nation and its leader who kidnaps the lady to put her in his harem.

The general direction of the plot is pure Lloyd formula--wimpy guy meets girl and somehow rises to the occasion to fight for and win her. This is nicely made but not exactly different from many of his other films in this sense. It's worth seeing, but other films such as THE FRESHMAN, GIRL SHY and SPEEDY are better Lloyd vehicles.


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