Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harold Lloyd: Still hanging from the Clock tower

In 1947 the film The Sin of Harold Diddlebock signaled the end to an illustrious career of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the silent era. While the movie itself was not well received at the time, produced way over budget, poorly edited and consequently poorly received when it finally entered the theaters under a new name Mad Wednesday, watching it now reminds one that there was another great clown out there that could hold his own with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. That great clown’s name was Harold Lloyd.

1 comment:

docnad said...

"Mad Wednesday" has a brilliant beginning, but the script peters out quickly.

The photo of Harold Lloyd hanging from the clock is, of course, from "Safety Last."