1a. The Battle of the Century (1927) 19min
1b. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) 20min
1c. Their Purple Moment (1928) 22min
1d. Do Detectives Think? (1927) 19min
2a. Leave 'em Laughing (1928) 23min
2b. You're Darn Tootin' (1928) 21min - pictured
2c. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) 18min
2d. From Soup to Nuts (1928) 18min
3a. Young Mr. Jazz (1919) 13min
3b. Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919) 12min
3c. Get Out and Get Under (1920) 25min
3d. Bumping Into Broadway (1919) 24min
3e. By the Sad Sea Waves (1917) 10min
A batch of Harold Lloyd shorts:
Young Mr. Jazz
gets off to a great start with Harold trying to court/romance a young woman while she spends time on the beach with her overprotective dad. From shadowing the father, to snorkeling through the sand, Harold is hilarious. The majority of the short though occurs in a shady bar full of pickpockets, which is amusing but gives way to less physical humour.
Set during the Old West, Billy Blazes, Esq.
gives Harold Lloyd some great gunplay scenes, holding two pistols at once and accurately pointing them even when facing away. Alas, he does not enter the short until five minutes in. The ending/epilogue is very weak too, but the scenes of Lloyd whipping guns out of others' hands and holding them akimbo are excellent.
Get Out and Get Under
is another Lloyd short where the middle is much stronger than the start and end. Lloyd's love heartbreak in the intro is a bit 'eh' and his play performance at the end is just okay. Watching him jump in and out of moving cars while evading the police in the middle stretch is Classic Lloyd comedy gold though (and a fun Hot Water
Broke and unable to pay his rent, Lloyd has several funny moments in Bumping to Broadway
that predate Safety Last!
as he tricks his landlady and an employee of hers who tosses out non-paying tenants... literally. The rest of the short is a bit of an up-and-down bag, but seeing Bebe Daniels in a Lloyd short was something else (I expected Mildred Davis).
In By the Sad Sea Waves
, Harold is a young and upcoming lifeguard who does his best to annoy the older, more experienced lifeguard on his beach while trying to romance various young women. There are some fun antics with his various rescue attempts but most of the comedy comes from hoses in faces and changing room mix-ups, which are mostly sans Lloyd.