PLEASE? (director/writer: Hal Roach/Fred Newmeyer;
Walker; cinematographer: Walter Lundin;
editor: ; music: Robert
Israel; cast: Harold Lloyd (The Boy), Mildred Davis (The Girl),
Roy Brooks (The Rival), Ernest "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison
(accomplice); Runtime: 25; MPAA Rating: NR;
Roach; TCM; 1920-silent)
"A typical Harold Lloyd two-reel comedy."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
A typical Harold Lloyd two-reel comedy. It was co-directed by Hal Roach, Lloyd's business partner, and by Lloyd's Colorado childhood friend and former pro baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics Fred Newmeyer.
Harold is at a seaside
amusement park (shot at Ocean Park in Los Angeles, which was
destroyed by fire four years later) and while on a roller
coaster spots his girl (Mildred Davis) with his
rival Roy (Roy
Mildred's dog gets loose and both Harold and Roy help
catch the dog. Later the girl's balloonist uncle gives
her a pass for two in his hot-air balloon, but only if
she gets her mother's approval. The girl challenges
her rivals, saying the first to get her mother's
consent will accompany her on the balloon. While the
rival finds transportation home to mother, Harold
tries his luck with the telephone. The third part, the
best, has Harold trying to get rid of a stolen purse
and the cops are suspicious of his crazy antics.
Funniest bit is Harold while trying to escape from the cops enlists a black child amusement park valet (Ernest "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison), one of the original Our Gang kids, to sit upon his shoulders with an overcoat covering Lloyd.
REVIEWED ON 7/1/2012 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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