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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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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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Taglines:

Harold Lloyd has punctured the trouble bubble again! For heaven's sake, believe us! (Print Ad- Singleton Argus, ((Singleton, NSW)) 11 June 1927) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Lloyd is driving a 1923 Dusenberg Model A. Depending on condition, that car could be worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2018. After that, he buys a 1927 Packard Eight Phaeton for $9,000 ($126,500 in 2018). With the Dusenberg costing about the same at the time, Lloyd wrecks two cars costing the equivalent of over one quarter of a million dollars in 2018. See more »

Goofs

In the runaway bus sequence, when Harold is on the topless bus trying to gain access to the wheel, his boater is knocked toward the rear of the bus by the banner hanging over the roadway. In the next scene, we see him wearing the hat and climbing onto the bonnet of the bus. When he slips on the banana peel and falls down by the front lights he is no longer wearing the hat. When he crashes through the windscreen, again, the hat is not with him. When the motorcycle policeman attempts to ticket him, however, he grabs the boater from the inside of the vehicle and makes good his escape. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: The Grotto Cafe, in Slattery Square - Bohemian and table d'hokum.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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For Heaven's Sake review
30 June 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Harold Lloyd in his prime as a multi-millionaire who thinks nothing of buying - and trashing - two cars in one day, and who funds a mission for the poor without realising it. He wants nothing to do with it until he spies the minister's comely daughter (Jobyna Ralston). Some decent jokes, an hilarious chase sequence, and a hair-raising race to the altar on a driverless bus help place this, perhaps lesser-known entry, amongst the comedian's better works.


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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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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