Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.Written by
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It's Harold Lloyd coming out of the depths of remotest China to find a wife! Harold Lloyd thrust into the topsy-turvy whirl of a city sizzling with excitement! Harold Lloyd wooing and confusing Una Merkel with quips from Confucius! (Print Ad- Painesville Telegraph, ((Painesville, Ohio)) 6 October 1934) See more »
Well, what brought you to Stockport?
I was born here.
Eh-huh. A hometown boy, heh? Any friends here?
Well, eh, no. But, I have a letter to Tien Wang, a Chinese gentleman. I'm sure he'll welcome me as a guest.
Say, that ain't right. White man coming back here, no place to go but a Chink.
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played at the Good Government League meeting at the City Club See more »
One of Lloyd's best sound films!
As a Harold Lloyd fan, i agree with the other reviewer's comments, EXCEPT that I feel that "Movie Crazy" was his best sound film; "Cat's Paw" is a close second. (But, this is just MY opinion).
This film is a "hoot" from beginning to end and, in many scenes, George Barbier (the crook that gets him elected mayor) almost steals the show! (Especially at the end of the film).
One wishes that Una Merkel's character would be a bit more sympathetic to Harold, especially as the film progresses. Only in the last few minutes of the film do we find out her true feelings for him. (And, even then, there is no "romance" - kissing, etc).
This is a Must-See film!
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