Safety Last!

Safety Last!

Criterion Collection Edition #662

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 astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.

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Safety Last!
  • Safety Last!

    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...

Extras

  • SAFETY LAST! Commentary

    Recorded in 2005, this audio commentary features film critic Leonard Maltin and Harold Lloyd’s longtime archivist, director Richard Correll.

  • Suzanne Lloyd

    Suzanne Lloyd is the granddaughter of Harold Lloyd and was raised by him and his wife, Mildred Davis Lloyd, in Los Angeles. She is the president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and has dedicated her career to preserving and promoting Harold’s film legacy. In this 2013 introduction, she discusses SA...

  • Take a Chance

    Directed by Alfred J. Goulding • 1918 • United States

    In this one-reel film from 1918, Harold Lloyd stars as a man looking to spend his last 25 cents.

  • TAKE A CHANCE Commentary

    This commentary features director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll and film writer John Bengtson.

  • Young Mr. Jazz

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1919 • United States

    A young couple on the run encounter car trouble - right outside a dancehall teeming with outlaws. The two go through a slapstick struggle to keep the crooks, and the girlfriend's angry father, at bay.

  • YOUNG MR. JAZZ Commentary

    This commentary features director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll and film writer John Bengtson.

  • His Royal Slyness

    Directed by Hal Roach • 1920 •

    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.

  • HIS ROYAL SLYNESS Commentary

    This commentary features director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll and film writer John Bengtson.

  • Harold Lloyd – The Third Genius: Episode 1

    In 1989, the film historians, preservationists, and documentarians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill wrote and produced this acclaimed two-part television documentary on the life, career, and legacy of Harold Lloyd. Narrated by filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, it features numerous interviews with Lloyd’s ...

  • Harold Lloyd – The Third Genius: Episode 2

    In 1989, the film historians, preservationists, and documentarians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill wrote and produced this acclaimed two-part television documentary on the life, career, and legacy of Harold Lloyd. Narrated by filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, it features numerous interviews with Lloyd’s ...

  • Locations and Effects

    In this short 2013 documentary, film writer John Bengtson and visual-effects expert Craig Barron discuss Harold Lloyd’s innovative use of stunts, locations, and effects in his “thrill pictures.”

  • Carl Davis: Scoring for Harold

    In the following 2013 interview, composer and conductor Carl Davis talks about his music for SAFETY LAST! and other Harold Lloyd titles, as well as his career scoring both silent and sound films.