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Harold  Lloyd

silent comedian Harold Lloyd's classic hanging-from-the-clock stunt from "Safety Last!" [1923 silent feature]          short profile

movies of Harold Lloyd

other works by Harold Lloyd

works about Harold Lloyd


"Harold Lloyd was not a comedian. But he was the finest actor to play a comedian that I ever saw."
Hal Roach [1892-1992]

     B I O
     h e r e

Hal Roach  Studios [1914-63] in Culver City, California
Founded in 1919 with partner Harold Lloyd; bought the existing Ince Studio property [built 1914]; very successful with silent and sound comedy shorts

official Harold Lloyd website
Harold Lloyd entry at Wikipedia
Harold Lloyd credits [1913-67] at Internet Movie Database

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  awarded an Honorary Oscar® in 1953 as "master comedian and good citizen"     Harold Lloyd was awarded an Honorary Oscar® in 1953
cited as "a master comedian and good citizen"
He also received
two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (for Movies & for Live Theatre)
and footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {21 Nov 1927}

L i n k s

official Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc. website
Harold Lloyd entry at Wikipedia
Harold Lloyd credits [1913-67] at Internet Movie Database
browse Harold Lloyd on DVD at Amazon

Magic Lantern's Hal Roach Page

'Hello, Harold Lloyd' fansite
Harold Lloyd at 'Silent Gents' fansite

Movies of Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd credits [1913-67] at Internet Movie Database
Harold Lloyd Filmography at Wikipedia
browse Harold Lloyd on DVD at Amazon

Slapstick Encyclopedia box set   "Slapstick Encyclopedia, 1909-1927" [2002]
Curated by film historians David Shepard & Joe Adamson
Image Ent. b&w DVD [4/2002] 5 disks for $62.99
includes 53 complete shorts plus snippets, from directors & comedians Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Monty Banks, Charley Bowers, Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Max Linder, Harold Lloyd, Will Rogers, Larry Semon, Mack Sennett, Ben Turpin & Bert Williams
Only three Harold Lloyd shorts in this packaqe: "Get Out and Get Under" [1920], "Haunted Spooks" [1920], and "Dogs of War!" [1923] with the 'Our Gang' kids

Slapstick Symposium Harold Lloyd Collection on DVD   "Slapstick Symposium Harold Lloyd Collection" DVD box sets
Volume 1: Kino Video b&w DVD [8/2004] for $22.49
includes feature-length "Grandma's Boy" [1922] and seven short films: "An Eastern Westerner" [1920], "Are Crooks Dishonest?" [1918] co-starring Bebe Daniels, "Bumping Into Broadway" [1919], "His Royal Slyness" [1921], "I Do" [1918], "Just Neighbors" [1919] & "Number Please" [1920]
Volume 2: Kino Video b&w DVD [9/2005] 2 disks for $26.99
includes ten short films: "Among Those Present" [1921], "Captain Kidd's Kids" [1919], "The City Slicker" [1918], "From Hand To Mouth" [1919], "High and Dizzy" [1920], "Never Weaken" [1921], "The Non-Stop Kid" [1918], "Now or Never" [1921], "Ring Up The Curtain" [1919] & "Two Gun Gussie" [1918]
Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection 7-disk DVD box set   "The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection, Volumes 1-3" [2005]
NewLine Home Video b&w DVD box set [11/2005] 7 disks for $89.98
nine of the shorts in the Kino set above are duplicated here, eight are not; includes four unique shorts: "Ask Father" [1919], "Billy Blazes, Esq." [1919], "Get Out and Get Under" [1920] & "Haunted Spooks" [1920] ; fifteen feature-length comedies: "A Sailor-Made Man", "The Cat's Paw" [1934 sound], "Doctor Jack", "Feet First" [1930 sound], "For Heaven's Sake", "The Freshman", "Girl Shy", "Grandma's Boy" [1922], "Hot Water", "The Kid Brother", "The Milky Way" [1936 sound], "Movie Crazy" [1932 sound], "Safety Last", "Speedy" & "Why Worry?"; PLUS bonus features including photo gallery; interviews; rare home movies; documentary material hosted by Leonard Maltin, Jack Lemmon & Steve Allen; Harold Lloyd's 1953 Academy Award speech; radio shows – and more!
Smiles & Spectacles Harold Lloyd Treasury DVD box set  
"Smiles & Spectacles: A Harold Lloyd Treasury" DVD Box Set [2007]
Passport b&w DVD [2/2007] 5 disks for $17.99
contains 20+ silent shorts, from 1917 to 1923; 3 feature films: "Grandma's Boy" [1922 silent], "The Milky Way" [1936 sound] & "The Sin of Harold Diddlebock" [1947] directed by Preston Sturges; plus many extras
Rare Films of Harold Lloyd on DVD  "The Actors: Rare Films of Harold Lloyd" [2009]
Classic Video Streams DVD [8/2009] for $14.99
contains 13 b&w silent shorts: "All Aboard" [1917]; "Chop Suey & Co." [1919]; "Count Your Change" [1919]; "Don't Shove" [1919]; "Going!, Going!, Gone!" [1918]; "Hear'em Rave" [1918]; "Luke's Movie Muddle" [1916]; "Never Touched Me" [1918]; "On The Fire" [1919]; "Pay Your Dues" [1919]; "Spring Fever" [1919]; "Two Gun Gussie" [1918]; and "Why Pick On Me?" [1918]

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Silent Shorts of Harold Lloyd

"Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers" short [May 1915] starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle /tt0005753/
"A Mixup For Mazie" short [Sept 1915] starring Harold Lloyd as 'Lonesome Luke' /tt0005759/
long thought lost, Gosfilmofond unearthed a copy of the 1915 comedy in July 2017

"Luke's Movie Muddle" [1916] with 'Lonesome Luke' as an usher at a nickelodeon theater
"Luke Joins The Navy" [1916]

"Bliss" [1917]
"By The Sad Sea Waves" [1917]

"The City Slicker" [1918]
"The Non-Stop Kid" [1918]
"Two Gun Gussie" [1918]
"I Do" [1918]
"Hey There!" [1918]
"Are Crooks Dishonest?" [1918] co-starring Bebe Daniels

"From Hand To Mouth" [1919]
"Ring Up The Curtain" [1919]
"Captain Kidd's Kids" [1919] co-starring Bebe Daniels
"Don't Shove" [1919]
"Just Neighbors" [1919]
"Bumping Into Broadway" [1919]
"Ask Father" [1919]
"Billy Blazes, Esq." [1919]
"Pay Your Dues" [1919]

"Get Out and Get Under" [1920]
"Haunted Spooks"[1920]
"High and Dizzy" [1920]
"Number Please" [1920]
"An Eastern Westerner" [1920]

"Never Weaken" [1921]
"Now or Never" [1921]
"Among Those Present" [1921]
"His Royal Slyness" [1921]

"Dogs of War!" silent short [Hal Roach/Pathé July 1923]
title card for 1923 silent short 'Dogs of War!' starring Hal Roach's Little Rascals   After the 'Our Gang' kids wage war using old vegetables, they run loose in a movie studio & meet stars Harold Lloyd & Jobyna Ralston • Produced & written by Hal Roach; directed by Robert F. McGowan; starring Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Ernest Morrison & Andy Samuel and adults William Gillespie, Clara Guiol, Walter Lundin, Ernie Morrison Sr. & Fred C. Newmeyer
available on DVD within several collections • full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Silent Features of Harold Lloyd

"A Sailor-Made Man" [1921 silent feature]
"Doctor Jack" aka "Dr. Jack" [1922 silent feature]

"Grandma's Boy"  silent feature
[Hal Roach Studios May 1922]
Grandma's Boy 1922 silent feature starring Harold Lloyd  A shy, awkward & fear-ridden boy is told by his grandmother of his cowardly grandfather, who became fearless and heroic when he wore a magic amulet; she gives the amulet to the boy, and lives are changed • Co-produced & co-written by Hal Roach; directed by Fred C. Newmeyer; co-written by & starring Harold Lloyd; also starring Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Charles Stevenson, Dick Sutherland & Noah Young
available on DVD as part of several box sets above
12"x16" poster available for $14.99 at
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Safety Last!"  silent feature classic
[Hal Roach Studios April 1923 ]
Co-produced by Hal Roach; starring Harold Lloyd & Mildred Davis
full credits from IMDb; listed on National Film Registry (1994)

"Why Worry?" [1923 silent feature]
"Girl Shy" [1924 silent feature]
"Hot Water" [1924 silent feature]

"The  Freshman"  [Pathé Sept 1925 silent feature classic]
Co-produced by & starring Harold Lloyd, with Jobyna Ralston
full credits from IMDb; listed on National Film Registry (1990)

"For Heaven's Sake" [1926 silent feature]

"The Kid Brother" [1927 silent feature] /tt0018051/
considered by some to be 'an unsung masterpiece of cinema'

"Speedy" [1928 silent feature]

Sound Films of Harold Lloyd

"Welcome Danger" [1929 sound feature]
"Feet First" [1930 sound feature]
"Movie Crazy" [1932 sound feature] his most successful sound film
"The Cat's Paw" [1934 sound feature]

"The Milky Way" [1936 sound feature] [1:28:17]

"The Sin of Harold Diddlebock"
[California Pictures/United Artists Feb 1947]
Sin of Harold Diddlebock movie  A mild-mannered clerk who dreams of past glory on the college football field is fired; after imbibing a potent drink. he goes on a wild rampage, with a lion in tow. {NOTE: Originally released at 90 minutes, then re-edited as the 79-minute "Mad Wednesday" & re-released in 1950.} Co-produced by Howard Hughes & Preston Sturges; written & directed by Preston Sturges; starring Harold Lloyd, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn, Rudy Vallee, Edgar Kennedy, Arline Judge, Franklin Pangborn, Lionel Stander, Margaret Hamilton, Jack Norton, Robert Dudley, Arthur Hoyt, Julius Tannen, Al Bridge, Victor Potel, Frances Ramsden & Jackie the Lion
"TSoHD" version: Alpha Video b&w DVD [1/2004] for $7.98
"TSoHD" version: V.C.I. Home Video b&w VHS [11/2000] out of prodn/used
"MW" version: Hollywood Movie Classics b&w VHS [1/85] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy" [Continental May 1962]
Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy compilation on DVD  94-minute compilation of Lloyd's greatest silent & sound scenes 'personally selected by Harold Lloyd'; directed by Harold Lloyd; narration written by Arthur A. Ross; featuring footage of Harold Lloyd, Willie Best, Bebe Daniels & Mildred Davis
Telavista b&w DVD [10/2007] for $13.49
full credits at IMDb

Other Works by Harold Lloyd

"Old Gold Comedy Theater" NBC Radio series [1944-45]
Harold Lloyd’s 30-episode N.B.C. anthology radio program
listen to "Old Gold Comedy Theater" [1944-45] free online at Internet Archive

Works About Harold Lloyd

Four Great Comedians book by Donald W. McCaffrey  "Four Great Comedians: Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, Langdon" [1968]
by Donald W. McCaffrey

A.S. Barnes pb [1968] out of print/used
A.S. Barnes pb [1968] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Chaplin, Keaton & Langdon pages

The Silent Comedians book by Richard Dyer MacCann   "The Silent Comedians" [1993] by Richard Dyer MacCann
featuring John Bunny, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Harold Lloyd, Mabel Normand & Mack Sennett
Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ textbook binding [6/93] for $32.50
Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 hardcover [6/93] for $49.50
Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age  "Conversations With The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age: At The American Film Institute" [2006] by George Stevens, Jr.
interviews with 32 major writers, directors & cinematographers, including Ingmar Bergman, writer Ray Bradbury, Richard Brooks, Frank Capra, William Clothier, Stanley Cortez, George Cukor, Federico Fellini, George Folsey, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, James Wong Howe, John Huston, Elia Kazan, Gene Kelly, Stanley Kramer, Fritz Lang, David Lean, Ernest Lehman, Mervyn LeRoy, Harold Lloyd, Rouben Mamoulian, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, George Stevens, King Vidor, Hal Wallis, Raoul Walsh, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise, William Wyler & Fred Zinnemann
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2006] for $23.10
Hollywood's Classic Comedies book by John Howard Reid  "Hollywood's Classic Comedies: Featuring Slapstick, Romance, Music, Glamour or Screwball Fun!" [2007] by John Howard Reid 10¾x8 pb [6/2007] for $19.95
200 films reviewed and rated, covering all genres of movie comedy; featured comedy teams include Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, George Burns & Gracie Allen, The Crazy Gang, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson, and Bert Wheeler & Robert Woolsey; featured comedians include Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Charlie Chaplin, Claudette Colbert, Joan Davis, W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Buster Keaton, Percy Kilbride, Arthur Lake, Harold Lloyd, Marjorie Main, Will Rogers, Penny Singleton, Red Skelton, The Three Stooges, Jacques Tati, Clifton Webb & Norman Wisdom

BOOK: Harold Lloyd: The Man on the Clock [] by Tom Dardis
B&N: Hardcover, 357pp. ISBN: 0670452270 Viking Penguin Pub. Date: Jan 1983
B&N: Paperback, 357pp. ISBN: 0140075550 Viking Penguin Pub. Date: Dec 1984
Harold Lloyd Encylopedia by Glenn Mitchell ISBN-13: 9780713485950
book "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" by JVance & SLloyd

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