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Harold Lloyd: The Man on the Clock

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 357 pages
Published December 4th 1984 by Penguin Books (first published August 12th 1983)
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Graceann
Nov 28, 2007 Graceann rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Biography Fans
Shelves: biography
Tom Dardis explores the life and career of the famous bespectacled comedian. He was not a perfect man, but he was certainly an interesting one, and this is a well-written volume, even-handed in its approach and very easy to read.
Diane
Nov 02, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: film, biography
I don't care if Harold Lloyd's comedy is described as mechanical
or not in the same lofty class as Chaplin or Keaton - he really
makes me laugh, really hard - whether he is the rattled husband
who takes his in-laws for a ride in his new car and comes back
from the same ride in a wreck ("Hot Water"), battling with
packages and a live turkey on a crowded trolley ("Hot Water"
again), wanting desperately to be liked and popular by college
prats in "The Freshman" - fortunately beautiful Jobyna Ralston
was
...more
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Solid bio of the great yet underappreciated silent movie comedian.
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