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Why Worry? (1923)

A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.

Directors:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer), Sam Taylor

Writers:

Sam Taylor (story), Ted Wilde (story assistant) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Van Pelham
Jobyna Ralston ... Harold's Nurse
John Aasen ... Colosso (as Johan Aasen)
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe ... Mr. Pipps
Jim Mason ... James H. Blake (as James Mason)
Leo White ... The Mighty Herculeo
Gaylord Lloyd Gaylord Lloyd ... Undetermined Secondary Role
Mark Jones ... Mounted Captain
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Storyline

Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his 'health.' Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking, he finds himself in the middle of a revolution. He is imprisoned where he befriends the friendly giant, Colosso (Aasen), and they engineer an escape. Together, they quell the revolution. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Come and See the Enormous Giant, 8ft. 9in. high, who helps Harold Quell a Revolution in Six reels of the cleverest and funniest humor imaginable. (Print Ad-The News,(( Hobart, Tasmania)) 15 August 1925)


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000:1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$220,626 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$446,863, 31 December 1924
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (tinted and toned)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Lloyd's first film with leading lady Jobyna Ralston. She was picked primarily because Lloyd wanted somebody who was exactly the opposite of his previous leading lady, Mildred Davis, who had by then retired from films to become Mrs. Harold Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

When Harold shots the cannon on Colosso's back at the raft on the river, a bag containing the explosives hanging on a wire across the river is briefly visible before it detonates. In a following shot, the bag containing explosives on the side of the bridge deck is also briefly visible before it goes off. Still later the same scenario occurs when Harold accidentally shoots the hen-house with Pipps inside - the bag is visible above the ground with a wire running from it off to the right. Wires are also visible that are attached to the hen-house to pull it apart when the explosion happens. See more »

Quotes

Harold Van Pelham: Pipps, I'm astonished. Haven't I always told you to keep yourself neat and tidy.
Mr. Pipps: They're havin' a revolution, sir! A most terrible revolution, sir!
Harold Van Pelham: Well, tell them they'll have to stop it immediately. I came down here for a rest.
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Featured in Harold Lloyd's Wereld Zotheid (1962) See more »

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good comedy
21 November 2005 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

in retrospect the movie is quite racist but funny nonetheless. harold llyod manages to actually have a few people who can help capture the screen time away and hold the imagination not too bad. his lead actress is rather beautiful (and probably dies of old age long before i was conceived) and the giant manages to make for a great comic sidekick. one of the lead bad guys looks like a silent version of robert patrick. there is much of the typical llyod comedy here including a lot of sped up film. this is quite pioneering comedy work that the marx brothers and the stooges owe a lot to. the short running time makes this a rather pleasant movie to sit through and the humor is a bit more biting than some later llyod films. i give it an an eight out of ten, a quickly to watch if you should run across it.

8 out of 10


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