DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

I DO (director/writer: Hal Roach; screenwriter: Sam Taylor; editors: Charles Bilkey/Harold McCord; music: Robert Israel; cast: Harold Lloyd (husband),  Mildred Davis (wife), Noah Young  (The Agitation), Jack Morgan (older ward), Jack Edwards (Baby); Runtime: 25; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Hal Roach; Kino; 1921-silent)

"The forced comedy couldn't get a laugh out of me."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Hal Roach ("Turnabout"/"Ask Father"/"Bumping into Broadway") directs this lesser Harold Lloyd silent slapstick comedy. The script is co co-written by Roach and Sam Taylor.

Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis are newlyweds. They babysit at their suburban home for Mildred's brother's baby boy and his toddler brother (Jack Morgan). The toddler is destructively naughty and Harold takes his lumps via pratfalls watching him. There's also fear of a burglar terrorizing his neighborhood, as a suspicious character watching his house causes alarm.

The uninteresting story left me uninvolved. The forced comedy couldn't get a laugh out of me.

REVIEWED ON 3/13/2015       GRADE: C+

Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"

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