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For Heaven's Sake (1926)

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

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Sam Taylor

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Ted Wilde (story), John Grey (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... J. Harold Manners, The Uptown Boy
Jobyna Ralston ... Hope, The Downtown Girl
Noah Young Noah Young ... Bull Brindle,The Roughneck
Jim Mason ... The Gangster (as James Mason)
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Brother Paul, The Optimist
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Storyline

The Uptown Boy, J. Harold Manners (Lloyd) is a millionaire playboy who falls for the Downtown Girl, Hope (Ralston) who works in Brother Paul's (Weigel) mission. In order to build up attendance, and win Hope's attention, Harold runs through town causing trouble, and winds up with a crowd chasing him right into the mission. He eventually wins the girl and they marry, but not without some interference from his high-brow friends. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nős hős See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$577,310, 31 December 1926
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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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When the car which was involved in the gun fight rolls to a stop, it stops on regular road. In the next shot it has been moved on to a train track. See more »

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Title Card: During the days that passed, just what the man with a mansion told the miss with a mission - is nobody's business.
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Impossible to Describe the Gags - You Must See It!!!!
4 May 2010 | by kidbootsSee all my reviews

Six months ago I had barely seen a Harold LLoyd feature (except "The Kid Brother" 35 years ago) - now I know that whenever I feel down I can put on a Harold Lloyd movie and laugh myself silly from start to finish!! It is such a comforting feeling. This is not a typical Harold Lloyd comedy and I was a bit concerned initially - instead of the poor boy who makes good or the eager, hopeful go-getter who by the film's end is everyone's hero, this movie has Lloyd as J. Harold Manners, an idle rich boy who accidentally becomes the patron of a mission for down and outs.

There are two fantastic chases in this movie - the first where Harold pledges to get the "Pool Hall Boys" to the Mission -he does (and a whole lot of other thugs as well) and by the time the police arrive they are all singing hymns and liking it!!! The other one is reminiscent of the hilarious chase in "Girl Shy" - in this chase he has been kidnapped by his well meaning rich friends, his "pool room" mates find him and then he has the job of getting himself and his inebriated friends to the church on time.

Jobyna Ralston, as Hope, can't be over-estimated. Even though her role is usually "the girl", either rich girl, poor girl or working girl, she compliments Harold Lloyd so much and brings so much to his movies on her own, it would be hard for me to imagine any other actress in the role. Noah Young also adds immensely to the laughs as the leader of the thugs. And three cheers for the wonderful Robert Israel and his Orchestra - if only he could score the music for all the silent movies that are available.

Highly, Highly Recommended.


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