Early Harold Lloyd Short Films

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Bumping into Broadway
BUMPING INTO BROADWAY finds Harold Lloyd in his element. He is a playwright living in New York trying to get produced. He lives in a tenement slum next door to…
An Eastern Westerner
In this silent comedy a boy (Harold Lloyd) in New York has exasperated his father because of his constant carousing and irresponsibility, so his father sends him to his uncle's…
His Royal Slyness
An American book salesman is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up…
The Marathon
Boy trying to impress girl, gets chased by her father and the police right into an ongoing marathon.
Take a Chance
A man who goes by the name Simplex Joe, decides where he wants to spend his last twenty-five cents. He chases the girl he's infatuated with, and encounters colorful characters…
Young Mr. Jazz
While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of…

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Why Worry?
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For Heavens Sake
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City Lights
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Tokyo Chorus
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