Series: Harold Lloyd

Director: Gilbert W. Pratt
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Walter Lundin

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 04 August 1918
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: L-36
Filming dates: May 1-6, 1918
Rating: 4/10

That's Him

Harold and Bebe are a married-for-one-year couple at home having breakfast when she spills coffee over his hand. When Bebe cleans up the dishes Harold makes a big fuss over what we think is his baby lying in his pram until a revealing shot shows it is actually his dog! A messenger delivers a note to the couple from an Aunt Roberta instructing them to get on a train so they can claim a large inheritance that has been left to them. Snub has a scene where he thinks about robbing Sammy Brooks until he discovers the short guy is a detective and thinks better of it. Harold and Bebe arrive at the train but Harold has forgotten his tickets. The conductor (in terrible blackface) tells Harold he has 20 minutes before the train departs. Harold walks home and encounters Snub, who has just robbed a man (I think this is Gus Leonard?) in the street. Snub holds Harold up at gunpoint and forces him to exchange clothes before accidentally shooting him. Harold plays dead and then shoots Snub from behind like a coward! A cop finds Harold with the gun and assumes he is the robber before asking the elderly man to identify him. The man wrongly claims "that's him!" and Harold is taken away.
Harold manages to escape and hides in an underground bunker where a gang of men are playing cards. He quickly changes his mind when one of them fires a gun and heads back upstairs but sees the cop who has been joined by another officer. Harold emerges through a trap door in the gangs' lair and they attempt to beat him but Harold escapes and runs back to his apartment where a busybody thinks he is a burglar and so she calls for a cop. Harold remembers he has the train tickets tucked inside his shirt and so leaves his apartment through the open hatch above the door despite the cop waiting there. Harold inadventently walks into a courtroom where the cops surround him. Meanwhile sneaky Snub finds Bebe sitting on a bench and lifts her handbag but she catches him. Another cop comes by and takes Snub to the courthouse where he comes face to face with Harold. Snub is taken into custody as Harold quickly leaves with Bebe, hailing a cab and heading back to the waiting train. They make the train just in time but the cabbie demands to be paid and so Harold has to jump off but the train leaves with Bebe on it. Harold cons the cabbie before jumping on the moving train.

Favourite bit
When Harold is playing dead and keeps shooting Snub in the back.... like a coward.

Copyrighted July 23, 1918.
Reissued January 22, 1922.
In the opening scene Harold Lloyd is reading the Telegraph newspaper.
When Snub bumps into Sammy Brooks coming out of the store they shake hands with their left hands.
This is the oldest surving Hal Roach film with Noah Young in it. This was Noah's second film for Roach.
My opinion
Now to be fair I have never been a fan of Harold Lloyd's films. I think they're all the same, crammed with too many extras and just boring. That said, I thought this one was okay.

Harold Lloyd
The boy
Bebe Daniels
The wife
Snub Pollard
Charles Stevenson
Train conductor/Messenger/Policeman
Sammy Brooks
Short detective
William Gillespie
Train passenger/Gang member/Policeman
Fred Newmeyer
Train passenger
Gus Leonard
Elderly victim
Noah Young
Second cop
Helen Gilmore
Lew Harvey
Gang member/Train passenger
James Parrott
Gang member/Train passenger
Max Hamburger
Train passenger
(he is the last one to board)
Billy Fay
Pedestrian knocked over by cop/
Desk sergeant
Estelle Harrison
Train passenger
William Blaisdell
Main policeman
William Peterson
Gang member
Oscar Larson
Gang member
Wallace Howe
Marie Mosquini
Clara B. Anderson
Lige Conley
Maynard Laswell
Belle Mitchell


INTERTITLES (click image to enlarge)

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The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (boook)
Jesse Brisson (identification of Lew Harvey, Oscar Larson, William Blaisdell, William Peterson, Billy Fay, James Parrott, Max Hamburger, Fred Newmeyer, Estelle Harrison)

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