SAFETY LAST! Film Review
Directors: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Story: Hal Roach & Sam Taylor and Tim Whelan
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott B. Clarke
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Release Date: April 1, 1923
***** out of *****
Photo: Hal Roach Studios
Harold (HAROLD LLOYD) holds on for dear life in the classic silent comedy SAFETY LAST!
A boy (Harold Lloyd) moves to New York City to make enough money to support his loving girlfriend (Mildred Davis), but soon discovers that making it in the big city is harder than it looks. When he hears that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anyone who can draw people to his store, he convinces his friend, the "human fly," (Bill Strother) to climb the building and split the profit with him. But when his pal gets in trouble with the law, he must complete the crazy stunt on his own.
***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average
*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal