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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Howard Hughes and Preston Sturges.

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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

By Beatrice on Mar 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (AKA “Mad Wednesday”) Written and Directed by Preston Sturges 1947/USA California Pictures First viewing/Internet Archive This Harold Lloyd come-back vehicle lacks some of the sophistication of the best Preston Sturges comedies but has its memorable momen... Read full article


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Harold Diddlebock: As soon as I have a minute, I'll thank you for hours.


Jake: [when asked to prepare Harold's very first alcoholic beverage] You arouse the artist in me.


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It was Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges' partner in California Pictures Corporation, who re-cut the film and retitled it "Mad Wednesday" - not Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn, as has long been believed.
Preston Sturges wrote this screenplay in order to entice Harold Lloyd out of retirement.
During the scene were Harold Lloyd's character meets Jackie the lion, on the first take when Harold pets Jackie, the lion actually bit him on his right hand. But Harold was not injured at all because the lion's teeth scraped against his two prosthetic fingers. After that, Harold refused to pet the lion ever again on or off screen, and in the second take which was used for the film, Harold's terrified squirming over the lion standing next to him is genuine.
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