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From Hand to Mouth (1919)

A penniless young man tries to save an heiress from kidnappers and help her secure her inheritance.

Directors:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf. Goulding), Hal Roach (uncredited)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
'Snub' Pollard ... The Kidnapper (as Harry Pollard)
Peggy Cartwright ... The Waif (as Peggy Courtwright)
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Storyline

Harold is starving since he has no money to buy food. He may even fight a young starving girl and her starving dog for a morsel. Their unwitting attempts at getting money for food may get them into trouble. But they are helped by a young woman, Mildred. Harold doesn't want to disappoint her, which may be the case when they meet again. But in making things right with her, she may get into a bit a scrap herself with some criminal elements. She is coming into some money fro an inheritance, but she is unaware that the lawyer handling the matter is trying to bilk her out of the money. Harold may yet again unwittingly help her in thwarting the actions of the lawyer while he tries to evade the law himself. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Short | Action

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

28 December 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De la coupe aux lèvres See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First pairing of Harold Lloyd and his future wife Mildred Davis. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Will Shake: Will it will or will it won't?
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Connections

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

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An Average Lloyd
20 June 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A penniless young man (Harold Lloyd) tries to save an heiress (Mildred Davis) from kidnappers and help her secure her inheritance.

This film has the distinction of being the first Lloyd-Davis pairing, and before the two had been married. They made an excellent screen couple, as can be told from this and future films.

Of Lloyd's work, this is not his strongest, and is not helped by its age. The prints available are grainy and in a variety of colors, and this is not likely to change. I hate to judge a film by its age, but with better Lloyd films out there and in better condition, I would not make this a top priority.


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