Safety Last!

Dir: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother
74mins   1923   US   U   English   

A boy moves to New York City to make enough money to support his loving girlfriend, but soon discovers that making it in the big city is harder than it looks.

When he hears that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anyone who can draw people to his store, he convinces his friend, the "human fly," to climb the building and split the profit with him. But when his pal gets in trouble with the law, he must complete the crazy stunt on his own.

'Harold Lloyd manages to make the characters sympathetic enough to carry the audience's concern on his journey of crazy stunts and mishaps. One of the best of this era' - David Parkinson, Empire


Sun 3 September