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Harold Lloyd Shorts (1915-1922)



Harold Lloyd Shorts

Comedy / Silent

Harold Lloyd was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.

He ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly two hundred comedy films , both silent and talkies, between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his "Glasses Character", a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920's era in America . An early pioneer in stunt work, Lloyd's films frequently contain thrilling sequences of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in “Safety Last!” is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema. Incredibly, he did many of these dangerous stunts himself, often in a single take. Lloyd was a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1953, he received a special Academy Award , and he is one of the few people to have two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .


Court House Crooks

(1915)

Comedy / Silent

22 minutes

Directed by Charley Chase

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Ford Sterling and Minta Durfee

The District Attorney is having an affair with the Judge 's wife. This entertaining story is full of twists, turns, and close shaves and is almost a bedroom farce.


The City Slicker

(1918)

Comedy / Silent

12 minutes

Directed by Gilbert Pratt

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Daniels and Bebe Daniels

When a country hotel advertises for someone to help them modernize, Harold arrives from the city to take the job. He soon has the hotel reorganized and redecorated, and he installs numerous mechanical gadgets in the rooms. Things are going smoothly until a society belle arrives, followed by a desperate suitor whom she has discarded.


A Sammy in Siberia

(1918)

Comedy / Silent

7  minutes

Directed by Hal Roach

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels


His Royal Slyness

(1920)

Comedy / Silent

27 minutes

Directed by Hal Roach

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Daniels and Mildred Davis

An American book salesman is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his throne and princess. The revolution succeeds and the American is elected president of the new republic.


An Eastern Westerner

(1920)

Comedy / Silent

20 minutes

Directed by Hal Roach

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Noah Young and Mildred Davis

A young man in New York has exasperated his father because of his constant carousing and irresponsibility, so his father sends him to his uncle's ranch in the west. The young man arrives in the town of Piute Pass, which is being terrorized by Tiger Lip Tompkins and his gang, the Masked Angels. The Easterner befriends a young woman whose father is being held captive by Tompkins, and he decides to help her.


High and Dizzy

(1920)

Comedy / Silent

26 minutes

Directed by Hal Roach

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis and Roy Brooks

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.


Never Weaken

(1921)

Comedy / Silent

19 minutes

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis and Roy Brooks

Our hero is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", thereby building a reputation. When he hears that his girl is marrying another, he decides to commit suicide and spends the bulk of the film in thrilling, failed attempts.



Among Those Present

(1921)

Comedy / Silent

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer

Cast:

Harold Lloyd as The Boy
Mildred Davis as The Girl
James Kelly as The Father
Aggie Herring as Her Mother
Vera White as The Society Pilot
William Gillespie as The Hard-Boiled Party


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Actors: Harold Lloyd
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