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SAFETY LAST

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Part of the seriesHAROLD LLOYD

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SAFETY LAST

Plus rediscovered Lloyd short NEXT AISLE OVER (1919)

(1923) Salesclerk Harold’s “human fly” publicity stunt goes sour when, with the real climber on the lam from a cop, he gets stuck climbing the building himself. Shot without trick photography on rooftop sets, the oft-excerpted skyscraper climb/clock-hanging sequence is a deserved legend, but only the topper to a relentless succession of priceless gags.  Approx. 74 min. 35mm.

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– David Shipman