March 24, 2014

Feet First

Feet First, 1930. A shoe salesman pretends to be a wealthy businessman.

Directed by Clyde Bruckman. Written by Felix Adler, Lex Neal, & Paul Girard Smith; story by John Grey, Alfred A. Cohn, & Bruckman. Starring Harold Lloyd, with Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, & Lillian Leighton.

Concept: D
Story: F
Characters: F
Dialog: D
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: D
Music: It's hurt badly by the ironic silence you usually get in early talkies. A score might have made it watchable. D
Enjoyment: By far the worst Harold Lloyd movie I've seen (and I've seen most of them). 70% of the movie is badly-written farce, which is painful to watch. The physical comedy diversions might have been good, but the cringe-inducing plot doesn't allow Harold to get any sympathy. No sympathy for the comic = no comedy. D

GPA: 1.0/4

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