From Hand to Mouth (1919) starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Peggy Cartwright, Snub Pollard
From Hand to Mouth begins with a pretty young woman (Mildred Davis) stands to inherit a fortune. But a crooked lawyer deliberately does not tell her she must prove her claim before midnight. If she fails, the inheritance will go to her foster brother, whom the lawyer’s in league with. With blatant eye-winking between the two demonstrates. The lawyer decides to be doubly certain and hires a man (Snub Pollard) and his gang to kidnap her.
Meanwhile, a penniless young man (Harold Lloyd) and an unrelated child (the waif, Peggy Cartwright) are both hungry. (more…)
Editorial Review of The Harold Lloyd Collection (Slapstick Symposium), courtesy of Amazon.com
This collection of vintage Harold Lloyd comedies is worth the price just for Grandma’s Boy, a splendid hour-long feature from 1922. Lloyd plays a small-town fellow who lives with his frisky grandmother; convinced of his own cowardice, he yearns to compete for the hand of a pretty girl. His courtly call to the girl’s home is the occasion for battle with a ridiculous ‘formal’ suit, mothballs, and a litter of kittens attracted by the goose grease on his shoes. There’s also a long (and quite funny) flashback to Lloyd’s ancestor, tangled in a Civil War fracas. (more…)