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Professor Beware (1938)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 June 1938 (USA)
Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets... See full summary »

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Delmer Daves (screen play), Jack Cunningham (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Professor Dean Lambert
Phyllis Welch ... Jane Van Buren
Raymond Walburn ... Judge James G. Parkhouse Marshall
Lionel Stander ... Jerry
William Frawley ... Snoop Donlan
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Van Buren
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Pitts
Sterling Holloway ... The Groom
Mary Lawrence Mary Lawrence ... The Bride (as Mary Lou Lender)
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Storyline

Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scrapes along the way. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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He's Back ! In A Merry Riot Of Fun!

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Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le professeur Schnock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$820,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$796,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On 9 January 1940 in U.S. Federal Court in Los Angeles, William J. Rapp and Lowell Brenatano filed a suit for $75,000 against Harold Lloyd and the Harold Lloyd Corporation, for alleged plagiarism by the film "Professor Beware" of the plaintiff's play "Greek To You". See more »

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Spoofed in Malibu Beach Party (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding
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End of the line for Lloyd
28 November 2001 | by lzf0See all my reviews

Harold Lloyd was more popular than Buster Keaton in the 1920s. He was a decent actor and was successful in the sound era. This is his last film, before the one-shot comeback for Preston Sturges in the 1940s. Harold is maturing in this movie. He plays straight for character actors such as Bill Frawley, Lionel Stander, Sterling Holloway, and Raymond Walburn. It is basically a long chase film with Harold being accused by car theft. There are plenty of sight gags, which Lloyd still performs beautifully. In the dialogue scenes, he has become a very sharp straight man. Is this a great film? No. Is it as funny as "Safety Last" or "Speedy"? Certainly not! But it is no embarrassment! Lloyd could have continued making these affable little comedies. He was tired of the business and decided to become a producer. For years this film was difficult to see, but it is now part of the AMC package. It is pleasant and Lloyd's star still shines brightly.


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