March 24, 2014
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.
Special effects/design: C
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
Posted by Daniel at 11:15 AM