Silly Silent Slapstick Shorts
Starring Harold Lloyd
One low ticket price allows you to come and go as you please! ONLY $5!
Harold Lloyd has been called the cinema’s “first man in space.” He was a product of the film industry. His comedy wasn’t imported from Vaudeville or the British Music Hall like his contemporaries, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Harold learned to use the camera the way other comics used a bowler hat or a funny walk.
In 1917 he shed the comedic clown personas prevalent in comedy for hundreds of years and pioneered romantic comedy by putting the ordinary guy up on the screen –- a guy with faults, and fears, “the boy next door.” With his young man in horned-rimmed glasses, he created classic films.
Come and go as you please from 11:30am to 2:30pm for ONLY $5!
Enjoy these comedy classics:
- “Never Weaken” (1921) (29 min) A young man thwarted in love stumbles through a series of suicide attempts
- “Billy Blazes” (1919) (15 min) Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.
- “Eastern Westerner” (1920) (24 min) Directed by Hal Roach. A pampered East Coat lad is sent west to be toughened up.
- “Haunted Spooks “ (1920) (25 min) A woman must marry and live in a seemingly haunted house to collect her inheritance.
- “Get Out and Get Under” (1920) (25 min) A young actor races to get to the theatre on time despite a string of disasters.
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Sunday, Aug 1, 2010
- Saturday, Jul 31, 2010
See http://musicboxtheatre.com/showtimes for all currently scheduled films.