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On leaving Paramount studios after a string of successful and critically-acclaimed screwball comedies, director Preston Sturges teamed up with Harold Lloyd, an actor famous for his silent films, to make this wacky comedy. Lloyd stars as Harold Diddlebock, someone who's been stuck in the same job for over 20 years. When he gets fired, he goes to a bar where the barman invents a cocktail just for him - the Diddlebock. This causes the super-straight Harold to lose all his inhibitions and go on a crazy day-and-a-half spree - the outrageous results of which he has to deal with the next day...
He might not be as famous as his contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but Harold Lloyd was still the clown prince of silent slapstick.
All ages 1746 mins
1940s comedy from Preston Sturges about a director who wants to make a socially responsible film, though his bosses want him to keep making comedy.
11+ years 88 mins
Handy introduction to silent comedy heavyweight Harold Lloyd, an equal to Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, in a series of hilarious slapstick shorts.
All ages 232 mins
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