Directed by Clyde Bruckman • 1932 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson
Clumsy Harold Hall (Harold Lloyd) is a young movie fan with a burning desire to be in pictures—but no real acting experience or ability. A mix-up in the casting office, however, brings him one step closer to his dream of stardom when he’s invited to make a screen test in Hollywood—where he proceeds to wreak hilarious havoc all across the studio backlot. Lloyd’s third talkie became his most commercially successful thanks to the clever use of sound and ingenious gags conceived in part by “Nancy” cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller.