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It's a Wild Life (1918)



Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd
'Snub' Pollard
Bebe Daniels
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blaisdell
Jane Blyler Jane Blyler
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ... (as Lige Cromley)
Billy Fay Billy Fay ... (as William Fay)
James A. Fitzgerald James A. Fitzgerald
William Gillespie
Helen Gilmore
Max Hamburger Max Hamburger
Estelle Harrison Estelle Harrison
Lew Harvey Lew Harvey
Bud Jamison


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Not among Lloyd's better efforts.
5 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Harold Lloyd's career reminds me so very much of Chaplin's. While both get noticed and did very well with comedy shorts, their later full-length films were brilliant....whereas the shorts are often tough to love when you see them today. This is especially true of Lloyd up until about 1921-22. Up until then, Lloyd had no sort of idea WHO his everyman character was. While he was very sweet and lovable post-1922, his early incarnation was often a real jerk. He would hit, kick and otherwise assault people for little to no reason. "It's a Wild Life" is pretty much typical of this less than lovable period of Lloyd films.

When the story begins, Harold is told by his girlfriend's mother that he cannot marry Bebe (Bebe Daniels) because he's not rich and successful. So, he follows her on a date with Snub (Snub Pollard) and all sorts of chaos ensues.

While this isn't a bad film and Lloyd is suprisingly atheletic, it's only mildly funny and much of it is because the emphasis is on slapstick, not creating an interesting and endearing character. Worth seeing for big fans...otherwise...not.

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21 April 1918 (USA) See more »

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