We had Keaton. We had Chaplin. Now we have Harold Lloyd in his most famous silent film, Safety Last- part of our Silent Film series to celebrate 100 years of movie watching at the JPT. See a restored version of one of the first romantic comedies ever made, a favorite of its time and for audiences today. A keen introduction and live musical score will be played on synth-piano by virtuoso silent-film accompanist Jeff Rapsis, followed by a post film discussion. These film-events are something special, don't miss out!
A boy (Harold Lloyd) moves to New York City to make enough money to support his loving girlfriend (Mildred Davis), but soon discovers that making it in the big city is harder than it looks. When he hears that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anyone who can draw people to his store, he convinces his friend, the "human fly," (Bill Strother) to climb the building and split the profit with him. But when his pal gets in trouble with the law, he must complete the crazy stunt on his own.