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Part of the seriesFILM FORUM Jr.

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Starring Harold Lloyd

Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner!

(1928) Jazz Age idols meet, as baseball-crazy soda jerk/cabbie Harold and passenger Babe Ruth (the Sultan of Swat playing himself) hurtle to old Yankee Stadium. Extensive New York location work is highlighted during a frenzied finale, as Harold races Gotham’s last horse-drawn trolley right through Washington Square Arch! The El beam crash was an actual accident immediately written into the script.  Approx. 85 min. 35mm.

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“No filmmaker has ever made such flamboyant use of New York.”
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