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Bashful (1917)

In order to claim his inheritance, our hero must first produce a wife and family.

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Gounding)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub the Butler (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Girl
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Storyline

With the help of his butler Snub, Harold is getting all dressed up for a girl's fancy birthday party. Once at the party, Harold is too bashful to accept a kiss from the girl. Although he wants to have a good time at the party, he is also too shy to get or do what he really wants. Things have the potential to change when he receives word from his Uncle Bill of his imminent visit, and the fact that Harold's aunt just died leaving him an inheritance of $2 million, only if he's married and has a baby. The girl is willing to be his wife - which may result in the kiss she wants from him - but finding a suitable baby may be more difficult. But once Snub gets the hang of finding babies, the problems may be which babies constitute Harold's family, and having to deal with a mob of worried mothers in the process. Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

23 December 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un enfant s.v.p. See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At the time of this film, many states and localities had their own film censorship boards. In Chicago, for instance, the hula dancing was ordered cut out of this film. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: I'll pretend I am your wife. Throw back your ears and try to look like a married man.
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Harold's Instant Family
25 June 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When shy Harold Lloyd gets a telegram stating he will inherit two million dollars if he has a wife and baby when his uncle shows up, Bebe is anxious to be the wife. Where, however, will he get the baby?

Harold Lloyd had just made the switch from "Lonesome Luke" to the more realistic-looking "Glasses" character. While there isn't much in the way of the hard-knocks slapstick he had been working in for the previous two years, there are plenty of gags operating at top speed. One or two won't play today -- the first baby turns out to be Black, so Harold pretends to wipe its face as if the child is sooty. Still, the gags come fast and furious in the if-you-don't-enjoy-this-joke-here's-another style. There are plenty of good ones.


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