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The Freshman (1925)

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Starring (View all)
Harold Lloyd Harold Lloyd
Harold Lamb aka Speedy
Brooks Benedict Brooks Benedict
The College Cad
Hazel Keener Hazel Keener
The College Belle
Pat Harmon Pat Harmon
The Football Coach
Ethel Broadhurst Ethel Broadhurst
Woman watching away when Harold lost pants
Rosalind Byrne Rosalind Byrne
Girl Caught in Suspenders at Dance
Pete the Dog Pete the Dog
Pete the Dog


Written by (View all)
Sam Taylor Sam Taylor
(story)
Ted Wilde Ted Wilde
(story)


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7 years, 2 months ago at Sep 20 21:25
Great film for being introduced to Lloyd. The gags have a strong basis of a jerk aspiring to be treated as a popular guy. His jig dancing ann kicking before saluting resumes all. The football at the end is a film inside a film.

The Freshman

4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 3 22:08
Everyone knows the basic image of Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock several stories up in Safety Last, but he’s a rarely watched performer. Despite being dubbed the “third genius” of the silent clowns, he frequently disappears behind the towering giants of Keaton and Chaplin. I say all of this to admit that Lloyd was a blind spot for me until very recently, and still I’ve only seen The Fr... read more
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Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular.
Release date: 20 September 1925
Tags: Comedy (9), Silent (8), 1925 (6), Sport (6), 1920s (6), Family (5), Romance (4), Underdog (3), College (3), (2), Black & White (2), Usa (2), American Football (1), B&w (1), 300 Greatest Films (1), Avi (1), 20s (1), Harold Lloyd (1), Black And White (1)
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The Freshman

“Everyone knows the basic image of Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock several stories up in Safety Last, but he’s a rarely watched performer. Despite being dubbed the “third genius” of the silent clowns, he frequently disappears behind the towering giants of Keaton and Chaplin. I say all of this to admit that Lloyd was a blind spot for me until very recently, and still I’ve only seen The Freshman.   It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Lloyd has fallen into the crevices, but there’s a slow burning resurgence and appreciation of his work. Thank Criterion in part for their three stellar home video releases, but there’s something deeper at play here. Lloyd’s everyman character, known only as the “Glasses Character,” was a blank projection for the anxieties, hopes, dreams, ” read more

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