Never Weaken (1921)


“He can do anything he tries. Why, he even learned the names of all the vice presidents.” – The Girl

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jul 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A man does all he can in order to try and save his girlfriend’s job.

My Take on it – This is another fun Harold Lloyd film that takes normal situations and shows them in a very humorous light.

The film has 3 basic storylines that are connected to one another.

Lloyd’s character finds ways to make each of these situations so funny to watch unfold even if one might assume that some of the themes are not necessarily appropriate for humor.

The second segment deals with attempts at suicide, but they manage to find some great ways to present things that work so well even in this comedic environment.

This was Lloyd’s final short film and afterwards, he relegated himself to only making full length features, but it still allows for his genius to shine in this kind of setting.

The stunts in the third segment are great to walk because of the way that they choreographed and timed everything which is done so perfectly.

Lloyd was a great actor and always knew how to tweak things ever so slightly in order to help make it all so much fun to watch.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Pioneering stuntman Harvey Parry doubled for Harold Lloyd in several of the most dangerous shots in this and other Harold Lloyd films; only after the death of Lloyd (who was always said to do his own stunts) did Parry “go public” about his involvement. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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