April 15, 2009

3 Harold Lloyd shorts

Titles: "Ask Father" / "From Hand to Mouth" / "An Eastern Westerner"
Year: 1919-1920
Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach
Writers: H.M. Walker, Frank Terry
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Peggy Cartwright, Noah Young
Music: Robert Israel (for video release)
How I saw it: "The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Vol. 1" (rented from Netflix), July 2008
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 5/10 (points off for characters, dialog, cinematography, acting and music) c. 2.2/4 (Okay).

"Ask Father" is very funny slapstick, a lot like a Loony Tunes cartoon. The other two are okay, but nothing special.

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