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Welcome Danger (1929)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 October 1929 (USA)
Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown.

Directors:

Clyde Bruckman, Malcolm St. Clair (uncredited)

Writers:

Paul Gerard Smith (dialogue), Felix Adler (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Bledsoe
Barbara Kent ... Billie Lee
Noah Young Noah Young ... Officer Patrick Clancy
Charles Middleton ... John Thorne aka The Dragon (as Chas. Middleton)
Will Walling ... Police Captain Walton (as William Walling)
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Grady Sutton ... Man at Party (silent version) (scenes deleted)
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Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Trivia

Began shooting as a silent in August, 1928 at Metropolitan Studios, it would become an agonizingly long and complicated production. It was finally released on October 12, 1929 as a talkie after largely being re-shot with another director - Clyde Bruckman as a talkie (marking the first time Lloyd worked from a script) and painstakingly edited down from an original 16-reels (some 2 hours and forty-five minutes) to 12-reels. The silent version cost $521,000 and another $281,000 was spent on the sound negative. While the novelty of hearing Lloyd speak made it his largest grossing hit since The Freshman (1925), those steep production costs resulted in a huge drop in net profits from his earlier features. See more »

Goofs

In Captain Walton's office, Thorne hands the doctor a newspaper dated Friday, June 13, 1929. June 13th that year was on a Thursday. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Walton: Take that bird to the fingerprint room. Check his record.
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Alternate Versions

There is an all-silent version of this film distributed to unwired cinemas which includes more of the original "silent" version and is adapted with inter-titles for the newer sound sequences. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

When You Are Mine
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Written by Paul Titsworth and Lynn Cowan
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The Most Chinese Head Injuries in an American Movie
24 April 2003 | by masercotSee all my reviews

How many bludgeonings can you have in a movie before it ceases to be funny? My five year old and I might disagree on this, but I think that Harold Lloyd crossed that subtle line in this movie. It started off cute and funny, but quickly became sadistic. Compared to Hot Water and Safety Last, this was a poor comedy; however, compared to the Three Stooges or The Ritz Brothers, it wasn't bad.

Maybe hitting several dozen Chinese immigrants in the head with a club was funnier back then...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | German

Release Date:

12 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung, Harold, Achtung! See more »

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Budget:

$979,828 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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