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For Heaven's Sake (1926)

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.


Sam Taylor


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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... J. Harold Manners, The Uptown Boy
Jobyna Ralston ... Hope, The Downtown Girl
Noah Young Noah Young ... Bull Brindle,The Roughneck
Jim Mason ... The Gangster (as James Mason)
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Brother Paul, The Optimist


The Uptown Boy, J. Harold Manners (Lloyd) is a millionaire playboy who falls for the Downtown Girl, Hope (Ralston) who works in Brother Paul's (Weigel) mission. In order to build up attendance, and win Hope's attention, Harold runs through town causing trouble, and winds up with a crowd chasing him right into the mission. He eventually wins the girl and they marry, but not without some interference from his high-brow friends. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Harold Lloyd has punctured the trouble bubble again! For heaven's sake, believe us! (Print Ad- Singleton Argus, ((Singleton, NSW)) 11 June 1927) See more »


Action | Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

5 April 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nős hős See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$577,310, 31 December 1926
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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the runaway bus sequence, when Harold is on the topless bus trying to gain access to the wheel, his boater is knocked toward the rear of the bus by the banner hanging over the roadway. In the next scene, we see him wearing the hat and climbing onto the bonnet of the bus. When he slips on the banana peel and falls down by the front lights he is no longer wearing the hat. When he crashes through the windscreen, again, the hat is not with him. When the motorcycle policeman attempts to ticket him, however, he grabs the boater from the inside of the vehicle and makes good his escape. See more »


Title Card: The Grotto Cafe, in Slattery Square - Bohemian and table d'hokum.
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Not bad, but not excellent either.
20 November 2004 | by NiffiwanSee all my reviews

Harold Lloyd, the most popular comedian in the 20s (no, it wasn't Chaplin) made a lot of great silent films in the 20s, and many of his fans say that he never really made a bad film. That may be true, but frankly, this film is not one of his best. It "fails" (it's still not too bad of a film, though) because despite the occasional brilliant comedic scenes, the characters are completely cookie-cutter and unrealistic. This film stars Harold Lloyd as a filthy rich millionaire who "accidentally" establishes a missionary in a poor part of town and somehow falls in love with the daughter of the priest (this process is never really explored; they just "fall in love"; that's it). The rest of the film deals with attempts to convert the "rough life" of the town to Christianity, and to successfully marry the leading girl despite protests by Harold's other rich friends. A lot of fluff, really, tied together with some good comedy.

It seems like it was made specifically for "church-going parents" as a morally-correct film. It doesn't succeed, though, because it's really more of a collection of gags with not a whole lot of story.

I suggest you see Harold's "Why Worry?" (a much better film which has him take the role of a millionaire) or "Safety Last" instead.

Grade: 6/10

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