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The Sunday Intertitle: Measles

Posted in FILM with tags , , on May 24, 2020 by dcairns

vlcsnap-2020-05-24-16h11m20s156From THE MARATHON, a 1919 Harold Lloyd short. I guess it was too soon to be making flu jokes, but the measles was fair game.

This is a good one: Lloyd seems to have his “glasses” character well in hand. Though there’s a disappointing amount of dwarf-slapping, Harold himself doesn’t indulge in it, and the filmmakers (including director Alf Goulding) are careful to show him patting a cute puppy in his first shot.

And his introductory title is a magnificent definition of the Lloyd persona: