Safety Last

Safety Last

A film by Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother

New 90th anniversary digital restoration!

In order to win the hand of his sweetheart (Mildred Davis) a young man (Harold Lloyd) heads to the big city to seek his fame and fortune. Once there, he lands a job a salesclerk and, in an effort to impress his boss, plans a publicity stunt of epic proportions. Of course, things don’t quite go as planned and our hero finds himself in some of the funniest, most memorable and nerve racking situations in movie history!

Showing for four days only on a new digital restoration made from the original nitrate camera negative. Come and celebrate the 90th anniversary of this classic silent film comedy at the Music Box Theatre!

Harold Lloyd was named the king of daredevil comedy thanks to Safety Last and after decades of chases, explosions and CGI the film’s death-defying stunts still have the power to send audiences reeling. In order to marry his sweetheart (Mildred Davis) Lloyd’s perennial bespectacled go-getter comes to the city, taking on a job as a store clerk. To impress his boss, Lloyd hires and acrobat to climb the multi-story building-but when the climber doesn’t show, Harold must do it himself, leading to one of the most iconic images in movie history.

Live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott on Saturday 5/25!

The Glasses character in “Safety Last” would have blended with the background of the department store where he worked if it had not been for action imposed upon him. But what action! —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


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70 mins

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