Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening
(USA 1922) 60 min. 16 mm
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer Cast: Harold Lloyd, Anna Townsend, Charles Stevenson
A SAILOR-MADE MAN
(USA 1921) 46 min. 16 mm
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
Ending the year with a smile, we pay tribute to Harold Lloyd, the comedian often forgotten in the shadow of Chaplin and Keaton. These two films are his first featurelengths, after a decade of making shorts, urged on by famed producer Hal Roach to expand his repertoire. Grandma's Boy features Lloyd as a man who needs to find courage to capture a fugitive; and A Sailor-Made Man sees him join the Navy to impress a girl.
Prints courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Cost: Free, but you must be a member of the Friends of the National Library or the Reel McCoy Film Society. Membership cards must be shown at the door.
Bookings not required.