Safety Last: The Films of Harold Lloyd

Friday, June 17 - Thursday, June 23, 2005

HAROLD LLOYD (1893-1971), the third genius of silent comedy, made more films than Chaplin and Keaton combined, out-paced both at the box office, and, as for gags and laughs, "few people have equaled him and nobody has ever beaten him" (James Agee). Remembered as The Man on the Clock, Lloyd's legendary "thrill pictures" were but a small part of an extraordinary career. Luckily, Lloyd carefully preserved his negatives and, through the restoration efforts of the Harold Lloyd Trust, the UCLA Film and Television Archive and Sony Pictures, all of his feature-length silent masterworks, along with most of his talkies and the crème de la crème of his shorts, are available in glistening new 35mm prints - most with new stereo orchestral scores. - Notes from the Film Forum, NYC

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