Tuesday, January 31
Partial inspiration for Sturges’ THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK (screening immediately after).
♪ Silent, with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
Directed by Sam Taylor, Fred C. Newmeyer
Starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston
Approx. 76 min. 35mm print courtesy The Harold Lloyd Trust.
Eager-to-please frosh Harold introduces himself with a nifty-keen jig, goes broke on soda shop treats, makes the team as a tackling dummy, but finally gets his chance at the Big Game. Harold's satire of 20s college and football mania was his biggest silent success.
Twenty-two years later, writer-director Preston Sturges imagined the Freshman’s life after college for his raucous comedy THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK, with Lloyd reprising the role (his last).