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Among Those Present (1921)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 29 May 1921 (USA)
An ambitious coat-room checker impersonates an English nobleman.

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

Hal Roach (story) (as Hal E. Roach), Sam Taylor (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Her Mother
James T. Kelley ... Her Father (as James Kelly)
Vera White ... The Society Pilot
William Gillespie William Gillespie ... The 'Hard-Boiled Party'
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Storyline

Of the wealthy O'Brien family, Mrs. O'Brien likes to flaunt their wealth and social standing, whereas Mr. O'Brien and their young adult daughter just like having fun doing the simpler things in life that don't require a lot of money. Mrs. O'Brien is having her social pilot arrange a weekend fox hunt, at which Mrs. O'Brien insists that the pilot arrange for Lord Abernathy, a renowned outdoorsman from out of town who is staying at the Ritz-Waldorf Hotel, to attend. The pilot knows that Lord Abernathy's attendance is crucial for her own plans, while the pilot's accomplice knows that getting Lord Abernathy to attend would be difficult. The accomplice instead hires a Ritz-Waldorf coat check bellboy name O'Reilly, who has a knack for impersonating the rich and famous when he wears the garb, to pretend to be Lord Abernathy, they telling him the deception is all in fun. At the weekend gathering, O'Reilly is adept enough at spinning yarns of his supposed outdoor exploits, but it may be a ... Written by Huggo

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bellboy | impersonator | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

29 May 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Society 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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When Harold comes across a boy eating in a field during the fox hunt, the salt shaker and the food the boy has changes hands between shots. See more »

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Title Card: THE PLACE - Society's outer crust - Where the Want-to-be's and the Would-be's shake hands with the Never-will-be's.
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fine Harold Lloyd short
20 April 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mrs. O'Brien is desperate to have great European hunter Lord Abernathy for her high society party and a fox hunt. Her husband and her daughter are more interested in the simple life. The Society Pilot hires coat check boy O'Reilly (Harold Lloyd) to play the part of Abernathy.

This doesn't have the big stunt comedy of Lloyd's later full length hits. It's a short at around 35 minutes. He has some fun regaling in his imaginary exploits. There are some good slapstick. It's short which doesn't wear out its welcome. It's not terribly deep. Lloyd is honing his comedic skills. It's perfectly fine for a silent era comedy.


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