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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 Girard Smith (dialogue) (as Paul Gerard Smith), Felix Adler (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Bledsoe
Barbara Kent ... Billie Lee
Noah Young Noah Young ... Patrick Clancy
Charles Middleton ... John Thorne (as Chas. Middleton)
Will Walling ... Capt. Walton (as William Walling)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grady Sutton ... Man at Party (silent version) (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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For the First Time! Hear Harold Lloyd Talk See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$979,828 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,100,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Billie's car is a 1923 Ford Model T. The car the man is driving when he stops to help with gas is a 1926 Chrysler 70 Series roadster. See more »

Goofs

In many of the dubbed scenes, the voices are out of synchronization with the actors' lip movements. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Clancy: Chief, you sure know your onions!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Funeral March of a Marionette
(1872) (uncredited)
Composed by Charles Gounod
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Harold Llloyd is Inspector Clouseau
16 September 2003 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Harold Lloyd's first talkie is a take on the always popular genre of a seemingly buffoonish, and klutzy inspector who solves the big case while acting the fool. First of all, the movie works, basically. Secondly, it fails to heed the unwritten rule of comedy "Keep them wanting more". Every gag is funny the first time, the second time but the third, fourth and fifth... NO!!! Despite this, Lloyd is funny and symphathetic. But I must comment, something was lost when Lloyd went to sound. It's like hearing him talk took away some of his movie star magic, a little star dust faded astern. He also seems to be slumming it, more interested in keeping his fans and his star status than making genuine great comedies. That said, the side kick inspector is good, and the final twenty minutes though a bit draggy is very funny. I laughed a number of times through that sequence. And the final shot and line is what the silent Harold Lloyd comedies were all about. It's a pity we don't get more of that in this movie.


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