Going! Going! Gone!
Series: Harold Lloyd Distribution: Rolin/Pathé  Director: Alfred Goulding Cinematography: ?
Production: L-46 Type: Silent short Producer: Hal Roach  Editor: ?
Released: 26 January 1919 Length: 1-reel

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Six young ladies are sitting on the grass listening to some old hag (Margaret Joslin) reading a book when they get up and wander off. They move to another spot and all take off their stockings as three of them take a hop into a creek. Their fun is short-lived when one of them (Marie Mosquini) finds a crab attached to her toe! One of the ladies (Bebe Daniels) runs off to seek assistance from two guys on a bicycle. Snub and Harold assist the removing of the crab but then the ladies quickly depart when they see their matron approaching. The guys are oblivious and Harold grabs her before realising his mistake. Snub and Harold leave as quickly as they arrived, with Snub steering the tandem as Harold sits in the back seat and relaxes whilst Snub sweats from all his hard work. They drive over a branch in the road which causes Harold to fall off and Snub to crash the bike.
Meanwhile, two villains steal a car and drive off down the road. The theft is reported to the sheriff (Bud Jamison), who sets off to apprehend the robbers with a band of men. Harold and Snub stop their bicycle to help the two villains, who tell them 'their' car has broken down. The two men get off their bike and help to push the car, as the two villains steal the bicycle and ride off on it. Stranded, Snub and Harold have no option than to use the car as their mode of transportation and so Snub drives off eratically with Harold running behind him trying to catch up. After a wild ride, eventually Harold jumps into the car and Snub crashes it causing a water leak. The sheriff and his men catch up with Snub and Harold and arrest them. The two villains with the bicycle stop by the sheriff's place when they see the young lady (Daniels) standing there. They immediately flirt with her, but she screams for help when their advances get a bit heavy. Snub and Harold slip away from the sheriff's men and rescue the girl and the real thieves are taken into custody.

Favourite bit
At the beginning of the film we see a lot of women taking off their stockings; Marie Mosquini shows more than just a little bit of leg when she reveals the crab on her toe as well!

Facts
Production L-46 - Harold Lloyd series.
Copyrighted December 4, 1918.
Reissued July 23, 1922.
Filming dates
July 8-16, August 30, 1918.
Trivia
There is a pretty badly beaten-up French print available with the title, "Une Excursion Mouvementée", which was used to review this film for the site.
As a hunch, the opening scene at the creek might have been filmed on the "extra" day of August 30, 1918, which was also the last day of filming Next Aisle Over (a short for which Joslin and Mosquini, among others, appear and are both accounted for in the HLE).
What the experts say
None.

Harold Lloyd
Harold
Bebe Daniels
Girl
Snub Pollard
Snub
Marie Mosquini
Girl who treads on crab
Estelle Harrison
Girl
Margaret Joslin
Matron
Sammy Brooks
Short sheriff's man
Dee Lampton
Man who points the way
Lew Harvey
Robber
Bud Jamison
Sheriff
William Gillespie
Bystander
Gus Leonard
Elderly man
William Blaisdell
[unidentified character]
Harry Burns
[unidentified character]
Herbert Crawford
[unidentified character]
James Fitzgerald
[unidentified character]
Mildred Forbes
[unidentified character]
Max Hamburger
[unidentified character]
Oscar Larson
[unidentified character]
William Peterson
[unidentified character]
Catherine Surtees
[unidentified character]
Ethel Tryon
[unidentified character]
Emmylou Wallace
[unidentified character]
R.S. Ward
[unidentified character]
*could this be Tiny Ward, who was born Roscoe Samuel Ward?
Billy Fay
[unidentified character]
Wallace Howe
[unidentified character]
Belle Mitchell
[unidentified character]
James Parrott
[unidentified character]
   
UNIDENTIFIED CAST

LOCATION SHOTS

POSTER

Acknowledgements:
Jesse Brisson (cast identification and help)
John Benson (assistance)
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
https://archive.org/stream/movpicwor381movi#page/65/mode/1up
https://archive.org/stream/movpicwor381movi#page/66/mode/1up

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