Safety Last!

Title: Safety Last!
Year: 1923
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
Writers: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, H.M. Walker, Tim Whelan
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke
Distinctions: currently #221 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a store clerk arranges a building-scaling promotional stunt, but ends up having to perform the stunt himself
How I saw it: “The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Vol. 1″ (rented from Netflix), July 2008
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 3/10 (gets points for concept, special effects/design and subjective rating) c. 2.0/4 (Indifferent).

Not nearly as funny as I expected, but an okay movie. The actual climbing sequence is great, but unfortunately it’s only a small portion of the movie. Definitely worth seeing, though.


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