When a traveling medicine show rolls into town, it brings with it excitement, the possibility of love, and a chance for Harold to prove his mettle. Deftly balancing Lloyd's brilliant sight gags and thrilling set pieces, which include an epic, knock-down, drag-out fight aboard an abandoned ship, the film is a hilarious and heartwarming high-water mark of early screen comedy.
Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
Blu-ray; region A; full screen (1.33:1); LPCM 2.0; requires Blu-ray player.
Title from title frame. Originally released as a motion picture in 1927. Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989; alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter. Full screen (1.33:1). "4K digital restoration"--Container. Special features: Audio commentaries; Harold's leading ladies; Anatomy of a gag; behind-the-scenes stills gallery; Close to home; Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962; featurette from 2005 about Greenacres; two restored rare early Lloyd shorts; new tour of Wurlitzer organ; essay by Carrie Rickey. Special features: audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd's granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd; Harold's leading ladies (a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd); Anatomy of a gag: monkeyshoes (a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns); behind-the-scenes stills gallery; Close to home ( a new video essay on the film's shooting locations by author John Bengtson); Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962; featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd; two restored rare early Lloyd shorts (Over the Fence (1917) and That's Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and a discussion of their early film formats by archivist Dino Everett); new tour of Wurlitzer organ (with composer Nathan Barr and organist Mark Herman); essay by Carrie Rickey.
Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Olin Francis, C. Romanoff, Eddie Boland, Frank Lanning, R. Yearsley.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photographed by Walter Lundin ; editor, Allen McNeil.