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Feet First (1930)

Passed | | Comedy | 8 November 1930 (USA)
An ambitious shoe salesman unknowingly meets his boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon, then has to try to hide his true circumstances.

Directors:

Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd (uncredited)

Writers:

John Grey (story), Alfred A. Cohn (story) (as Al Cohn) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Horne
Barbara Kent ... Barbara
Robert McWade ... John Quincy Tanner
Lillian Leighton ... Mrs. Tanner (as Lillianne Leighton)
Henry Hall ... Mr. Endicott
Noah Young Noah Young ... Sailor
Alec B. Francis ... Mr. Carson (as Alec Francis)
Arthur Housman ... Drunken Clubman
Willie Best ... Charcoal - Janitor (as Sleep 'n' Eat)
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Storyline

Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and later on a ship. Trying to deliver a letter, he later finds himself dangling high above the street on a building's scaffolding. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashi ga daiichi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$647,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,589,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film has been preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Tanner: Why, haven't we met some place before?
Harold Horne: Well, that's quite possible, Mrs. Tanner. You see, I might have been there.
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Alternate Versions

This film was only available in a 68 minute cut-down version for many years. In 2003, it was restored by the UCLA to its full running time of 93 minutes. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Comin' Through the Rye
(1782) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Poem by Robert Burns (1782)
Sung a cappella a bit by Harold Lloyd
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Fine Lloyd film!
19 February 2006 | by unclerussieSee all my reviews

"Feet First" is a fine Harold LLoyd film, that clearly shows the master comic as adept to making funny talkies as he was to making silent movie classics. Harold Lloyd possessed a great sense of timing as well as a keen sense of what made audiences laugh. Even if you've seen "Safety Last" (referring to the "hanging on the clock" scene) you'll enjoy this film (including the similar but still hilarious scene with Lloyd hanging from the side of the building). Concerning another reviewer's comment about "racial slurs", undoubtedly the reference is to a scene whereas Harold Lloyds's character (while hanging from the building) calls out to a black fellow using the name "Charcoal". Look, it was 1930; thats the way it was then, so get over it. "Feet First" is a wonderfully funny motion picture from one of the screen's greatest comedians, Harold Lloyd.


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