Girl Shy

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Year:
1924
Running time:
80 minutes
Studio:
Harold Lloyd, Janus FIlms
Territory:
International
Directed by:
Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Starring:
Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin
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Description

Harold is a shy tailor's apprentice who has a pronounced stutter and is afraid of girls. He spends his lonely evenings writing a book called The Secret of Love Making until he is galvanised into action when he discovers that the girl he loves (Jobyna Ralston) is about to marry a bigamist. What follows is arguably the greatest race-to-the-rescue sequence of the entire silent cinema. The film's ending was the inspiration for Mike Nichol's The Graduate (1967) over forty years later. One of Lloyd's most influential and important films.

Genre

Comedy

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