It’s perhaps the most famous stunt in all of film history. Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a giant clock, swinging out over the LA streets (and all done without special effects of any kind). It’s from Safety Last, his masterpiece, where the hapless Lloyd gets himself into deeper and deeper scrapes, all in the attempt to impress a girl. It looks great on the big screen, and with the added attraction of a a live soundtrack performed by Donald MacKenzie on the cinema’s 1936 Compton cinema organ, and a rare supporting short, Number Please, this is a wonderful way to while away a Monday evening.
W1FilmMonday August 27