Expect to find exploding cars, innocent bystanders smacked in the head with hammers, half-naked underwear models chased by cross-dressing villains, auctioneers crawling across airplane wings to retrieve false teeth, memory-impaired lovers, somnambulists, drunken reprobates, deranged acrobats, and the Keystone Kops.
2) Safety last!
Criterion collection volume 662
|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Language||Availability|
|2013.||[Full screen] ; Two-DVD special edition.||Criterion Collection||2 videodiscs (73 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).||None|| |
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The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. He 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.
Molly Adair is a toiling stage actress in New York City. She aspires to make it big in the fledgling motion picture business. As the years pass, Molly's star continues to rise. Hollywood director Michael Linnet Connors discovers Molly and takes her from a Broadway understudy to a 1913 Hollywood star. She marries her co-star thinking Connors is not in love with her. Connors fires both of them, damaging his career.