Series: Harold Lloyd

Director: Alfred Goulding
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Walter Lundin

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 22 June 1919
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: L-65
Filming dates: November 20 - December 2, 1918
Rating: 3/10

Off The Trolley

Bebe is in bed when her landlady (Dorothea Wolbert) comes in to wake her up - first by ringing a bell and then with firing a gun. Bebe gets dressed into her streetcar collector's uniform and heads off to work. Harold is posting a letter when Bebe comes along, removes his letter in order to post her own, which he then destroys. When a man (I think this is James Parrott) dumps some flowers in a garbage bin, Harold decides to takes them to Bebe but they are intercepted by Bud Jamison, who then hands them to Bebe. She realises the flowers are stale and protests. Bud goes after Harold and then enlists the help of a patrol cop who takes over. This leads to the cop pursuing Harold and hitting anything that moves!
Harold is standing in the street when he is hit by Bebe's streetcar. After conning his way on board, Harold then finds himself running behind it after rescuing Sammy Brooks whom he has kicked off. They get back on board where Sammy is totally abused by other passengers! Along the way the streetcar is brought to a stop by two bandits who fire their guns and hold it up. The passengers quickly escape through the window holes (which have absolutely no glass in them!) Harold saves the day when he whacks the bad guys (Noah Young and Bud Jamison) over their heads with a mallet. He, Bebe and Snub get back on board and continue the journey, where Snub decides it's the right time to suddenly go to sleep whilst at the controls, and Harold grabs hold of Bebe in the back. Yes.

Favourite bit
It's just after this scene where the streetcar hits Harold in the middle of the street, knocking him to the kerb. He rolls over casually before sitting upright and then smoking a cigarette.

Copyrighted April 12, 1919.
Reiussed September 3, 1922.
The 64th film in the series.
That's right Harold, you grab a hold of Bebe's breast and make it look like it was accidental! Screenshot here.
My opinion
What can I say? It's Harold Lloyd.

Harold Lloyd
Bebe Daniels
Streetcar collector
Snub Pollard
Streetcar conductor
Dorothea Wolbert
James Parrott
Man who dumps flowers/
Bud Jamison
Well-dressed man
Lew Harvey
Wallace Howe
Deaf streetcar passenger
Gus Leonard
Innocent man hit by cops
Hazel Powell
Passenger with knitting needles
Sammy Brooks
Short passenger
James Fitzgerald
Tall passenger
Dee Lampton
Fat passenger
Noah Young
William Peterson
Billy Fay
Marie Mosquini
E.J. Ritter
Chase Thorne
Elsie Mesnico
Ruth Morris
Catherine Surtees
Fred Newmeyer
E. Brennecke

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The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Dave Glass (footage)
Jesse Brisson (identification of Lew Harvey, William Peterson, Hazel Powell, Dee Lampton, James Parrott as the cop)

This page was last updated on: 12 June 2021