While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
Our hero (Lloyd) 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", ... See full summary »
After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »
The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »
Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »
Fred C. Newmeyer,
Dr. Hale, fresh out of medical school and having opened his own practice with no patients, is trying to impress a father and his daughter, the latter potentially to be his first patient. But Dr. Hale becomes more enamored with her as a potential girlfriend, especially when her father chooses not to have her treated by him. To help out a colleague in the office building, Dr. Hale ends up getting drunk with his new friend, leading to the pair getting into some misadventures with a policeman out on the street, and in a hotel. Dr. Hale's inebriation brings him into the realm of the beautiful girl again, their further misadventures high above the streets of the city which may provide some keys as to how they should live their future.Written by
The character that Harold Lloyd solidified in films like GRANDMA'S BOY, DR. JACK, THE FRESHMAN and THE KID BROTHER was still a couple years away when this short was made. Because of that, the nice and sweet guy he was known as in these films still isn't totally developed. He's a pretty nice guy in this short but at times, he does things that just aren't characteristic of this prototypical Lloyd character--such as getting intensely drunk. No, I just can't see the guy from these later films getting intentionally drunk--it just wouldn't fit his character. Also, another less than stellar point is the whole sleepwalking shtick--Mildred Davies sleepwalking routine makes her look like a Nazi on parade--with her right arm extended and walking in zombie-fashion.
BUT, if you ignore this and just watch this film without these expectations, it's a pretty good flick--though the drunk hi-jinx become a little annoying after a while because it seems a bit overdone.
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