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Why Worry? Overview:

Why Worry? (1923) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor and produced by Hal Roach and Suzanne Lloyd Hayes.

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Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Why Worry? (1923)

on Jan 29, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve had my ups and downs with Harold Lloyd’s body of work over the last four weeks. Although none of his previous features outright bored me, I didn’t find the belly laughs or narrative drive outside of The Freshman (1925). But, we’re ending on a high note with Why Worry?, a... Read full article


Fridays With…Harold Lloyd: Why Worry? (1923)

on Jan 29, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve had my ups and downs with Harold Lloyd’s body of work over the last four weeks. Although none of his previous features outright bored me, I didn’t find the belly laughs or narrative drive outside of The Freshman (1925). But, we’re ending on a high note with Why Worry?, a... Read full article


#TCMFF 2014 Highlights – Why Worry?

By Aurora on Apr 22, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

A film with a simple premise enchanted me at the Egyptian Theater at this year’s TCMFF. Harold Van Pelham, a rich hypochondriac sails off ?to an island paradise for his health. ?He travels with his nurse who watches him like a hawk and ensures he takes his pills every few minutes. ?Once in pa... Read full article


Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival Day 2: THE THIN MAN (1934), GREY GARDENS (1975), DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944), WHY WORRY? (1923)

By Lara on Apr 11, 2014 From Backlots

The TCM Classic Film Festival continued seamlessly into its second day today, with a plethora of diverse films to choose from, running from 9:00 AM straight through midnight tonight. Though I am not attending the midnight movie this evening (I needed to get back to update Backlots), I will ?be atten... Read full article


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Harold Van Pelham: Why didn't you tell me I love you?


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Harold Lloyd's first film with leading lady Jobyna Ralston. She was picked primarily because Lloyd wanted somebody who was exactly the opposite of his previous leading lady, Mildred Davis, who had by then retired from films to become Mrs. Harold Lloyd.
Ringling Brothers circus giant Cardiff Giant (aka George Auger) was contracted to play the role of Colosso, but died shortly after filming began. A nationwide publicity campaign was instituted to find a replacement. Norwegian John Aasen, living in Minnesota, was discovered as a result of a newspaper article about his shoe size.
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