Why Worry?

Title: Why Worry?
Year: 1923
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
Writers: Sam Taylor, H.M. Walker, Tim Whelan, Ted Wilde
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen, Wallace Howe, Jim Mason
Music: Robert Israel (for video release)
Synopsis: a hypochondriac millionaire vacations in South America during a revolution
How I saw it: “The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Vol. 1″ (rented from Netflix), today
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 5/10 (points off for story, characters, dialog, cinematography and music) c. 2.4/4 (Okay).

Entertaining and fast-paced. It’s usually amusing, but not exceptionally so. The acting is better than I’ve come to expect from silent films; sometimes they even get a laugh from a shot of someone’s reaction to something. It’s a nice movie, but you’re not missing anything if you never see it.


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