FILM FORUM JR.
Harold Lloyd in
Saturday, June 1, 11:00 AM
Sunday, June 2, 11:00 AM
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1923, Fred Newmeyer & Sam Taylor) Needing dough to marry his sweetheart, lowly salesclerk Harold Lloyd cooks up a million dollar “human fly” publicity stunt. Shot on rooftop sets looming over a real downtown L.A., the death-defying climb up the skyscraper – interrupted by Lloyd’s über-iconic encounter with a huge clock – is, nine decades on, still one of the funniest and most suspenseful sequences in movie history, but only the topper to a succession of priceless gags. 35mm. Approx. 70 min.