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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.

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writers:

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 ... 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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Oh, baby! Look who's here! -Harold Lloyd with a basketful of mirth. And that's no "kidding." (Print Ad- Meriden Daily Journal, ((Meriden, Conn.)) 12 April 1926) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First of Harold Lloyd's films to be distributed by Paramount Pictures. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bull Brindle,The Roughneck: When I get through with that uptown dude, they can put a lily in his hand and close the lid!
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Connections

Featured in Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »

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A Lesser-Known Harold Lloyd Gem
20 February 2006 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This lesser-known Harold Lloyd silent gem takes a very slight story and uses it as the basis for some entertaining and resourceful comedy. Noah Young also has a good role that gives him a more interesting character than he usually gets to play, and he gets some good moments of his own. The plot is fluffier than usual for a Lloyd feature, but the script is quite creative in using it for some sequences of classic Lloyd-style slapstick.

The setup has Lloyd as the kind of lackadaisical millionaire that he portrayed so well. His character accidentally donates the money to set up an inner-city mission, and becomes involved with the mission and with Jobyna Ralston, whose father runs it. There are a few slow stretches that are needed to advance the plot, but the story doesn't really ever try to carry the movie, leaving that instead to the imaginative comedy sequences.

This has the kind of madcap finale that characterized so many of Lloyd's movies, an interesting and entertaining variant on the race-against-time idea. But the best part of the movie actually comes earlier, when Lloyd's character sets out to round up the neighborhood roughnecks, followed by the scene of them suddenly finding themselves in the mission, and then Young, as the biggest of the bullies, confronting Lloyd. Three very funny sequences in a row, and they are pieced together with barely a pause.

Even by Lloyd's standards, this feature has some very good material. It's almost as good as the likes of "Safety Last", "The Kid Brother", and the rest of his very best movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

5 April 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Heaven's Sake See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$577,310
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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