Review: ‘For Heaven’s Sake’

The first Harold Lloyd comedy feature to be made by the comedian's own company for release through Paramount. As a gag picture it is a perfect wow. As to actual story, there is very little in the picture. Just a slender thread of a love tale on which to hang the gags.

The first Harold Lloyd comedy feature to be made by the comedian’s own company for release through Paramount. As a gag picture it is a perfect wow. As to actual story, there is very little in the picture. Just a slender thread of a love tale on which to hang the gags.

Lloyd portrays a young society boy who has more money than he knows what to do with. That’s the uptown angle of the picture. The downtown end has Jobyna Ralston as the daughter of a mission worker in the slums. Lloyd and the daughter meet. He falls and pulls a flock of laughs in a chase designed to round up business for the mission.

When Lloyd announces his engagement to wed the little mission worker, his society friends decide that they are going to take a hand in matters and kidnap the groom-to-be, with the reception committee of gangsters going after them to find out what it is all about.

Lloyd, Ralston and Noah Young carry the entire picture and the action is always in Lloyd’s hands. The gags are so numerous that they have to be seen to be appreciated.

For Heaven's Sake

Production

Lloyd/Paramount. Director Sam Taylor; Producer Harold Lloyd; Screenplay John Grey, Ted Wilde, Clyde Bruckman, Ralph Spence; Camera Walter Lundin; Editor Allen McNeil; Art Director Liell K. Vedder

Crew

Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1926. Running time: 58 MIN.

With

Harold Lloyd Jobyna Ralston Noah Young James Mason Paul Weigel

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