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Monday, May 26, 2008


Harold Lloyd had no more luck tackling the Talkies than most of the other silent comedians. His third try has a modest charm (he pairs up very well with Constance Cummings), the gags immaculately staged & up to speed (the director was Buster Keaton's longtime collaborator Clyde Bruckman), plus you get a nice studio tour (circa ‘32) as backdrop . Even so, the set up, small-town naif tries his luck in Hollywood and stumbles to stardom, is so tired the writers drop the main storyline for half of the pic to concentrate on the romantic triangle.

DOUBLE-BILL: This film's big climax is a reworking from Lloyd's masterpiece, THE KID BROTHER/'27.

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