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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

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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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Fast moving Harold Lloyd comedy full of energy and sight gags...
20 April 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

There's a non-stop orgy of sight gags and pratfalls throughout this Harold Lloyd comedy, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE. Lloyd is a carefree millionaire who is dazzled by a pretty mission girl from the other side of the tracks. Once they connect, it's love at first sight and from then on Lloyd tries to please the girl and her missionary father by bringing as many new clients to their sermons as he can.

He visits the local pool hall to round up a bunch of toughs by making them chase him through the streets. This leads to one of the wildest scenes in the movie as the foot chase is full of inventive gags. He succeeds in rounding up enough hooligans to fill the mission just as police arrive on the scene looking for stolen jewelry. Again, the situations are all played for broad comedy and most of it works.

The climactic chase aboard a double decker bus is wildly choreographed for maximum comic effect--but truth be told, by this time the slapstick has been piled on so thick that the final chase seems anticlimactic.

By the time it's all over, you realize that Lloyd has told a story with very little plotting involved. It's a thin yarn stretched out over a series of sight gags--all of which he executes with perfect timing. But enough is enough. It gets a bit wearisome before it's all over and boy ends up with mission girl. The End.


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