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Dallas VideoFest will present the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day by screening the comedy classic Safety Last starring Harold Lloyd.

Lloyd was a comedian who looked like a normal guy wearing horn-rimmed glasses. In this film, he tries to impress his girlfriend and his boss by staging a publicity stunt where a friend will climb up the side of a tall building to bring shoppers to his department store. The friend has a run-in with the police, so poor Harold has to climb the building instead. It is a comedy filled with thrills and laughs. The film also stars Mildred Davis, who married Lloyd in real life a few months later.

In addition to the feature, the Texas Theatre will also be screening the short comedy Young Mr. Jazz (1919), also starring Lloyd. Before producing and starring in feature comedies, Lloyd learned his comedy craft in over 100 short comedies that were released almost once a week. In this film, the father of Lloyd's girlfriend (played by Bebe Daniels) forbids her to see The Boy again. She sneaks out of the house, but her angry father is in hot pursuit. The Boy and his girl slip into a Jazz club, but the clientele there is quite rough. When the father shows up, there is no place to hide - or is there?

Dallas VideoFest will present the 2nd annual National Silent Movie Day by screening the comedy classic Safety Last starring Harold Lloyd.

Lloyd was a comedian who looked like a normal guy wearing horn-rimmed glasses. In this film, he tries to impress his girlfriend and his boss by staging a publicity stunt where a friend will climb up the side of a tall building to bring shoppers to his department store. The friend has a run-in with the police, so poor Harold has to climb the building instead. It is a comedy filled with thrills and laughs. The film also stars Mildred Davis, who married Lloyd in real life a few months later.

In addition to the feature, the Texas Theatre will also be screening the short comedy Young Mr. Jazz (1919), also starring Lloyd. Before producing and starring in feature comedies, Lloyd learned his comedy craft in over 100 short comedies that were released almost once a week. In this film, the father of Lloyd's girlfriend (played by Bebe Daniels) forbids her to see The Boy again. She sneaks out of the house, but her angry father is in hot pursuit. The Boy and his girl slip into a Jazz club, but the clientele there is quite rough. When the father shows up, there is no place to hide - or is there?

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WHERE

Texas Theatre
231 Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
https://texastheatre.easy-ware-ticketing.com/generaladmission/pWb9yLmXnt1CiWZw8jJhBg

TICKET INFO

$10

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