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High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 11 July 1920 (USA)
A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director:

Hal Roach

Writers:

Frank Terry (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Roy Brooks ... His Friend
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe ... Her Father
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Taglines:

The Cleverest and Most Rollicking Comedy Ever Produced (Print Ad- Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse NY)) 7 August 1920)

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

11 July 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Höhenrausch See more »

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Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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an okay Lloyd short
30 April 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

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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