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An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short, Family | 2 May 1920 (USA)
Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director:

Hal Roach

Writers:

Frank Terry (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Noah Young Noah Young ... Tiger Lip Tompkins, The Bully
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Storyline

A young New Yorker is the bane of his Christian parent's existence because of his constant carousing and partying at all hours. As such, his father decides to send the young man to live at ranch of his uncle in Piute Pass in the wild west to get him away from the New York temptations that lead to this unwanted behavior. Before he even gets to the ranch, the young man gets into one misadventure after another using his New York sensibilities in Piute Pass. His primary misadventure involves a sweet young ingénue, the two who fall for each other at first sight. Her father is being held captive by "Tiger Lip" Tompkins, who owns half the county and bullies the rest with his band called the Masked Angels. The ransom is her womanly favors to him. The young man tries to help free the father so that the young man and the ingénue can live happily ever after together, which does not sit well with Tiger Lip and the Masked Angels. Written by Huggo

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

2 May 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy westernhős keletről See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before this film was made, Harold Lloyd was involved in an accident where a "prop" bomb exploded as he held it in his hand. Lloyd lost his thumb and index finger on his right hand in the explosion. The Goldwyn family had a flesh-colored prosthetic glove made for him so that he could continue his movie work. In many scenes in this movie, you will note that Lloyd's right hand is deliberately not being used. Furthermore, with some of the stunts Lloyd performs, it's difficult to tell that he is handicapped at all! See more »

Goofs

At 23:45 into the movie, The Boy is being chased by the Masked Angels. For a couple of minutes, his hat disappears and then reappears on his head. See more »

Quotes

Title card: Just around the corner off Broadway. Where the tired New Yorker goes when he lays back his ears and listens to the lure of leisure hours.
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Unrefined, But Pretty Amusing
29 October 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

For all that it's unrefined much of the time, this short Harold Lloyd comedy is funny and entertaining. After a slightly slow start, it has some very good material and some entertaining scenes. It also gives Lloyd a chance to perform the kinds of material that played to his strengths and that pleased his audiences.

The first part shows Lloyd as a lackadaisical young man whose family sends him out west to live with his uncle. The early sequences are a bit routine, but they have some good gags in them. Things really get moving once Lloyd arrives in the west, has to adjust to western ways, and then has to contend with the town bully (Noah Young, in a role well suited to him).

The story contains some good gags, and it builds up to a manic chase scene that has some very good moments. It's not as polished as Lloyd's later features, but it's pretty amusing.


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