West Is West
Directed by David Rathod • 1987 • United Kingdom
Starring Ashutosh Gowariker, Heidi Carpenter, Pearl Padamsee
Handsome and broke, Vikram (played by Ashutosh Gowariker, future director of the Oscar-nominated LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA) arrives from Bombay to find his college plans have fallen through. Exploring exotic San Francisco, he falls for Sue (Heidi Carpenter), a feisty, bohemian artist. With his visa running out, Vikram resorts to desperate measures to stay in the country—including a hilariously bungled burglary and an impromptu curbside wedding.
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Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1922 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend
This early feature-length silent comedy pushed the form forward by balancing slapstick hilarity with more serious character development. Using the extended running time to further develop his pop...
A Sailor-Made Man
Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1921 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
Though originally intended as a two-reel short, A SAILOR-MADE MAN wound up becoming Harold Lloyd’s first feature—simply because there were too many good gags to cut! Here, our bespectacled hero play...
Next Aisle Over
Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels
A salesman makes trouble at his sweetheart’s department store—but winds up an unexpected hero.