History Creator / HaroldLloyd

25th Aug '17 6:39:55 PM jamespolk
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In 1923, following the tremendous success of ''Film/SafetyLast'', (the one with the "clock dangling" scene as shown on this page) Lloyd left Creator/HalRoachStudios and became his own boss during his era of greatest success, the 1920s where he produced more feature films than Chaplin and Keaton. Unlike those rivals, he never took credit as a writer or director of his films despite closely controlling all aspects of production. His films during these years became famous for thrilling, elaborate stuntwork and long chase sequences, all of which were performed by Lloyd himself. Even more impressively, this was done after losing the thumb and forefinger on his right hand when a prop bomb exploded too early.

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In 1923, following the tremendous success of ''Film/SafetyLast'', (the one with the "clock dangling" scene as shown on this page) that became Lloyd's SignatureScene) Lloyd left Creator/HalRoachStudios and became his own boss during his era of greatest success, the 1920s where he produced more feature films than Chaplin and Keaton. Unlike those rivals, he never took credit as a writer or director of his films despite closely controlling all aspects of production. His films during these years became famous for thrilling, elaborate stuntwork and long chase sequences, all of which were performed by Lloyd himself. Even more impressively, this was done after losing the thumb and forefinger on his right hand when a prop bomb exploded too early.
24th Jul '17 10:34:48 AM jamespolk
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* EekAMouse: In ''Hot Water'' Harold's wife makes the standard reaction to a mouse on the floor. Her wails help make Harold, in the other room, think that he killed his mother-in-law, whom he incorrectly believes to be dead. (ItMakesSenseInContext. Sort of.)
24th Jul '17 10:32:25 AM jamespolk
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24th Jul '17 10:31:31 AM jamespolk
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[[caption-width-right:220:And if you think this is daring, remember he's holding on with a mutilated hand.]]

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[[caption-width-right:220:And if you think this is daring, remember he's holding on with a mutilated hand.]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:{{Adorkable}}!]]
23rd Jul '17 10:46:51 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/GrandmasBoy1922'' (1922)

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* ''Film/GrandmasBoy1922'' ''Film/ASailorMadeMan'' (1921)
* ''[[Film/GrandmasBoy1922 Grandma's Boy]]''
(1922)



* EekAMouse: In ''Movie Crazy'', Harold unknowingly wears a magician's coat to a party and accidentally lets out a bunch of white mice on a crowded dance floor, leading to this reaction from several women (and one [[CampGay very effeminate man]]).



** In ''The Freshman'', he takes an interest in a {{crossword puzzle}} Jobyna Ralston is working on while riding the train, and winds up face-to-face with her.
10th Jul '17 6:35:03 PM jamespolk
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* KingIncognito: Mildred Davis's princess character in ''His Royal Slyness'' likes to dress like a peasant and leave the castle to see how the people live. That's how she meets Harold.



* {{Ruritania}}: "Thermosa" in ''His Royal Slyness'' (Harold plays the Prince of Razzmatazz; his rival is the Prince of Roquefort).

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* {{Ruritania}}: "Thermosa" in ''His Royal Slyness'' (Harold plays impersonates the Prince of Razzmatazz; his rival is the Prince of Roquefort).


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* VicePresidentWho: ''His Royal Slyness'' ends with Harold, who earlier was impersonating a prince, accidentally start a revolution and get made president (ItMakesSenseInContext). Harold has fallen in love with the princess. When he tells her "I'm only a president now" she says "I'd love you if you were only a Vice-President."
10th Jul '17 6:11:11 PM jamespolk
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* {{Ruritania}}: "Thermosa" in ''His Royal Slyness'' (Harold plays the Prince).

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* {{Ruritania}}: "Thermosa" in ''His Royal Slyness'' (Harold plays the Prince).Prince of Razzmatazz; his rival is the Prince of Roquefort).
10th Jul '17 6:10:04 PM jamespolk
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* {{Ruritania}}: "Thermosa" in ''His Royal Slyness'' (Harold plays the Prince).
24th Jun '17 9:09:59 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/AskFather'' (1919)
1st May '17 3:56:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Sequel}}: After several years in retirement Lloyd attempted a comeback with ''The Sin of Harold Diddlebock'', a sequel to ''The Freshman''. For this movie he teamed with one of the greatest comedy directors of TheForties, Creator/PrestonSturges, the maker of razor-sharp satires like ''Film/SullivansTravels'' and ''Film/TheLadyEve''. It was a disaster, Lloyd retired from filmmaking for good, and Sturges's career never recovered.

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* {{Sequel}}: After several years in retirement Lloyd attempted a comeback with ''The Sin of Harold Diddlebock'', a 1947 sequel to ''The Freshman''. For this movie he teamed with one of the greatest comedy directors of TheForties, Creator/PrestonSturges, the maker of razor-sharp satires like ''Film/SullivansTravels'' and ''Film/TheLadyEve''. It was a disaster, disaster; Lloyd retired from filmmaking for good, and Sturges's career never recovered.
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