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The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd 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. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.
Sun April 16, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
United States of America, 1923, in No Language, 74 min
Writer: Jean C. Havez, Story: Hal Roach, Tim Whelan, Writer: Harold Lloyd, Director: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, Story: Sam Taylor, Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke