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Safety Last

Safety Last

Director: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor Cast: Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
, Mildred Davis
Mildred Davis
, Bill Strother
Bill Strother
Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor,
Safety Last

Safety Last

Director: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor Cast: Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
, Mildred Davis
Mildred Davis
, Bill Strother
Bill Strother
Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor,

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

After Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the silent film era's "third genius" was Harold Lloyd, who stars in this Horatio Alger-style story of an average country boy trying to make good in the big city. The Boy (Lloyd) leaves his sweetheart, The Girl (Mildred Davis, later the real-life Mrs. Lloyd) in Great Bend while he pursues his fortune in a teeming metropolis. The Boy lands a job as a clerk at a fabric counter of DeVore's, a huge department store, but he lies in his letters home to his beloved, pretending to be the store's manager and spending his earnings on lavish gifts. The Boy's roommate, The Pal (Bill Strother) makes money as a "human fly," performing attention-getting stunts. Promised $1,000 by DeVore's real manager if he can devise a publicity gimmick, The Boy convinces his friend to climb the 12-story establishment and split the winnings with him. On the day of the event, however, The Pal is busy dodging The Law (Noah Young), forcing The Boy to make the arduous climb solo. Dodging a variety of obstacles, The Boy climbs higher and higher, eventually dangling from the store's clock tower, in the film's most memorable image.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2013
UPC: 0715515106511
Original Release: 1923
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 11,386

Special Features

New, restored 2K digital film transfer; Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo; Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the 1960s, presented in uncompressed monoaural; Audio commentary featuiring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll; Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd's granddaughter and the president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment; Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 108-minute documentary from 1989; Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919), and His Royal Slyness (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson; Locations and Effects, a new documentary Bengtson and visual-effects expert Craig Barron; New interview with Davis; ; Plus: ; A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harold Lloyd The Boy
Mildred Davis The Girl
Bill Strother The Pal
Noah Young The Law
W.B. Clarke The Floorwalker
Mickey Daniels The Kid
Mrs. Anna Townsend The Grandma
Helen Gilmore Customer
Gus Leonard Office worker
Charles E. Stevenson Ambulance attendant

Technical Credits
Fred Newmeyer Director
Sam Taylor Director,Screenwriter
Fred Guiol Art Director,Editor
Walter Lundin Cinematographer
Hal Roach Producer,Screenwriter
Tim Whelan Screenwriter

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