One hundred years ago, Harold Lloyd gave the movies one of their most meme-able moments—the anxious, thrilling, clock-hanging climax of SAFETY LAST!, a film that still stands as a high-water mark of slapstick invention. Though often overlooked in favor of his more famous silent-clown contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the bespectacled everyman was easily the equal of those legends in both hilarity and hair-raising derring-do. From the football-field antics of THE FRESHMAN to the freewheeling New York odyssey of SPEEDY, Lloyd’s innovative and endearing classics are packed wall-to-wall with some of the funniest and most unforgettable sight gags ever realized on film.
Please be advised: some of these films contain offensive racial stereotypes and scenes involving blackface.
This 1919 short is the only Harold Lloyd title other than SPEEDY set in New York City, although it was filmed entirely in Los Angeles. BUMPING INTO BROADWAY was also the first two-reeler to star Lloyd's "Glasses Character." This newly restored master ...
Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1919 • United States
This 1919 one-reeler stars Harold Lloyd as one of Bebe Daniels’s many suitors, who, after a series of mishaps, ends up running in a local marathon. It is presented here with a new score composed and performed by Gabriel Thibaudeau.
In this two-reeler from 1920, a fast and furious parody of western films, Harold Lloyd stars as an East Coast boy shipped off to a ranch; Mildred Davis, who would later become Lloyd’s wife, costars. It is presented here with a new score composed and c...
Harold Lloyd plays a tireless American bookseller traveling abroad in the kingdom of Thermosa, where he is mistaken for a prince. When the true prince returns to stake his claim to the throne, the country is thrown into turmoil.