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Hot Water (1924)

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 »

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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 which Hubby accidently chloroforms his mother-in-law and is convinced that he has killed her. When she begins sleep-walking, he thinks that she has returned to haunt him. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Hubby - a man who was never going to fall for a pair of soft-boiled eyes! (Lobby card).

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Movie making magic: a stand-in was used for the closeup shot of Lloyd's hands when he gets tangled in the curtain rings. See more »

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When the traffic cop issues Hubby Harold a ticket, in part it reads "You are hereby notified to appear at Police Headquarters within twenty-four hours of the above date....", but there is no date or time or any other handwritten data on the ticket save for the policeman's signature, nor is there any designated space to write such information. See more »

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Hubby: I'll never give up my freedom for a pair of soft-boiled eyes!
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hooray for Harold Lloyd
19 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

The jingle which went with TV showings of Lloyd's films in the 1980s still stays with me "a pair of glasses and a smile", and that was the time I first saw 'Hot Water'.

It is a short film where Harold struggles with parcels and a live turkey on public transport, and shows off his new car to the battleaxe mother-in-law. Of course there are high-risk stunts, of course the car gets destroyed, and all the usual stuff, making a short but brilliant silent classic. Jobyna Ralston plays Harold's love interest and we just sit back and laugh as silly things happen to him.

I do like Lloyd and along with Chaplin and Keaton he really is the yardstick by which all film comedians after should be judged. My personal favourite of his is 'Girl Shy' but this hour-long treasure comes close.


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