Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd

4 Episodes

Often overlooked in favor of his more famous contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, bespectacled everyman Harold Lloyd was easily the equal of those silent-comedy legends in both slapstick invention and hair-raising derring-do. From the football field antics of THE FRESHMAN to the clock-hanging climax of SAFETY LAST!, Lloyd’s innovative, endearing comedy classics are packed wall-to-wall with some of the funniest and most thrilling set pieces of the silent era.

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Harold Lloyd
  • Safety Last!

    Episode 1

    Directed by Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor • 1923 • United States

    The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd--the modern guy striving for success--is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishin...

  • The Freshman

    Episode 2

    Directed by Sam Taylor and Fred Newmeyer • 1925 • United States

    Harold Lloyd's biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's careful plans inevitably go...

  • The Kid Brother

    Episode 3

    Directed by Ted Wilde • 1927 • United States

    One of Harold Lloyd's most beloved films, The Kid Brother features the actor's performance as an effete son trying to earn the respect of his hard-nosed sheriff father and the lovely Mary Powers (Jobyna Ralston). This 1927 splash, directed by Ted Wild...

  • Speedy
    Episode 4


    Episode 4

    Directed by Ted Wilde • 1928 • United States

    Speedy was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character," this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling...