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Comedy Shorts: Harold Lloyd (Silent - 1917-24) 5 Discs!

Comedy Shorts: Harold Lloyd (Silent - 1917-24) 5 Discs!
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Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his "Glasses" character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era America.

His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema. Lloyd did many of these dangerous stunts himself, despite having injured himself in August, 1919 while doing publicity pictures for the Roach studio. An accident with a bomb mistaken as a prop resulted in the loss of the thumb and index finger of his right hand (the injury was disguised on future films with the use of a special prosthetic glove, though the glove often did not go by unnoticed).

Although Lloyd's individual films were not as commercially successful as Charlie Chaplin's on average, he was far more prolific (releasing twelve feature films in the 1920s while Chaplin released just three), and made more money overall ($15.7 million to Chaplin's $10.5 million).

The shorts in this 5-disc collection:

Volume 1
Lonesome Luke Messenger (1917)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
Look Pleasant Please (1918)
Next Aisle Over (1919)
A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
The Marathon (1919)
Spring Fever (1919)
Just Neighbors (1919)

Volume 2
Ask Father (1919)
Haunted Spooks (1920)
Get Out and Get Under (1920)
Number, Please? (1920)

Volume 3
Among Those Present (1921)
Never Weaken (1921)
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

Volume 4
Captain Kidd's Kids (1919)
An Eastern Westerner (1920)
His Royal Slyness (1920)
Now Or Never (1921)

Bonus Disc
Hot Water (1924) (included in this set because it's more like three shorts glued together than it is a feature)

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