Number, Please?

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"A Merry-go-round of Mirth! A Whirling ride of joy! Top speed laughter! Rapid fire roars! A surprise, A treat, A Comedy riot"
  • Passed
  • 1920
  • 25 min
  • 6.9  (1,228)

Number, Please? is a classic silent comedy film released in 1920. The movie stars Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, and Roy Brooks and is directed by Hal Roach and Fred C. Newmeyer. The film takes place at an amusement park, where Harold, a nervous young man, goes on a day trip with his girlfriend Mildred. Harold has planned out every detail of their date, but things start to go awry when he loses his watch, misses his train, and gets separated from Mildred.

As Harold frantically searches for Mildred, he stumbles into a series of hilarious mishaps, including a high-wire act, a boxing match, and a dangerous car race. Along the way, he meets a variety of eccentric characters, including an aggressive bellhop, a flirtatious maiden, and a group of rowdy athletes.

Despite the chaos and confusion, Harold remains determined to find Mildred and make their date a success. As he navigates the park and tries to avoid trouble, he must also contend with his own anxiety and self-doubt.

Number, Please? is a classic example of the silent film era, with its exaggerated physical comedy, expressive gestures, and fast-paced plot. Harold Lloyd, one of the most popular comedians of the time, delivers a standout performance as the bumbling but lovable protagonist. Mildred Davis, his frequent co-star and later wife, is charming as his loyal and patient girlfriend.

The film also features impressive stunts and set pieces, including a thrilling chase sequence on a roller coaster and a daring rescue from a falling hot air balloon. The amusement park setting provides a vivid backdrop for the action, with its colorful rides, bustling crowds, and lively atmosphere.

Overall, Number, Please? is a delightful and entertaining comedy that showcases the talents of its cast and crew. With its timeless humor and engaging storyline, it remains a beloved classic of the silent film era.

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    25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,228)