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Safety Last! Overview:

Safety Last! (1923) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor and produced by Hal Roach.

Safety Last! was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

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Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Safety Last! (1923)

on Jan 15, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Fridays with Harold Lloyd continues and this week we look at one of Lloyd’s most iconic works; one that has become a visual legend throughout cinema history. An unnamed Boy (Lloyd) wants to impress his girl (Mildred Davis) by becoming a man of distinction. Unfortunately, despite telling his g... Read full article


Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Safety Last! (1923)

on Jan 15, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Fridays with Harold Lloyd continues and this week we look at one of Lloyd’s most iconic works; one that has become a visual legend throughout cinema history. An unnamed Boy (Lloyd) wants to impress his girl (Mildred Davis) by becoming a man of distinction. Unfortunately, despite telling his g... Read full article


High Hopes: Safety Last!

By Vanessa Buttino on Sep 25, 2013 From Stardust

High Hopes: Safety Last! Harold Lloyd hangs on for dear life in Safety Last! (1923). Well, if I wasn't afraid of heights before, I am now! What should have been a glorious first ever viewing of Safety Last! (1923) turned into a sweaty, paranoid, stomach-churning afternoon in front of the t... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Safety Last!

By Barry P. on Sep 3, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1923) Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor; Written by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor and Tim Whelan: Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother and Noah Young Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***** “…we actually did this, in those days. I was up j... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Safety Last!

By Barry P. on Sep 3, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1923) Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor; Written by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor and Tim Whelan: Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother and Noah Young Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***** “…we actually did this, in those days. I was up j... Read full article


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The famous 'Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock' scene from "Safety Last" (1923), was filmed at the Brockman Building, located in downtown Los Angeles (530 W. 7th Street between Grand Avenue and Olive Street) a block south of the Biltmore Hotel.
It was revealed for the first time by film historian Jeffrey Vance (in the June 2006 Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Silent Film Gala program book for SAFETY LAST!) that Robert A. Golden routinely doubled for Harold Lloyd between 1921-1927. Previously, Golden was merely credited as Lloyd's assistant director and not Lloyd's double. According to Vance, Golden doubled Lloyd in the bit with Harold shimmy shaking off the building's ledge after a mouse crawls up his trousers.
In the opening scene of the 1985 film Back to the Future, amongst the plethora of clocks in "Doc" Brown's house, one featuring the tiny figure of Lloyd hanging from the hands can be seen, and Doc Brown himself ends up hanging from the hands of the Hill Valley clock tower by the end of the movie in an apparent homage to Lloyd's famous Safety Last! stunt.
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Safety Last!

Released 1923
Inducted 1994
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