Series: Harold Lloyd

Director: Harold Lloyd, Frank Terry
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Walter Lundin

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard, Margaret Joslin
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 13 July 1919
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: L-83
Filming dates: April 8-14, 1919
Rating: 6/10

Just Neighbors

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Harold Lloyd is 'Winkle' and is rushing to the train station to make the last train home but he keeps getting delayed when he keeps bumping into people. When he finally reaches the station to get his ticket he keeps losing his place in the queue as others jump in front of him. Along comes his neighbor Snub who jumps into the queue with Harold, but a fat man objects and pushes them both over with his belly. This gives little Sammy Brooks the opportunity to jump in line. They just make the train on time, pushing the conductor out of the way. Back at home, the two men's wives greet each other over their garden fence as their husbands arrive home shortly afterwards. They go out into their back yards where Harold does some gardening whilst Snub works on his chicken coup. When Harold sees Snub struggling he leaps over the fence to lend a hand but only makes things worse.
Snub's wife comes out to see what all the fuss is about and Harold's dog knocks over a basket under which Snub has hidden his two chickens and all hell breaks loose. Snub chases the chickens through Harold's garden, destroying a bush and his window in the process. Harold stops him and points to the trail of destruction and tells Snub to stay in his own garden. The postman arrives to deliver Snub's wife a lavish new hat, which Harold soaks with his garden hose accidentally when he is distracted. Fortunately for us all Margaret Joslin's dress doesn't relate to a wet see-through reveal! Harold then takes to playing a trombone which irritates Snub. The two of them then begin hurling objects at one another in the yard. Then the two women go at it when Snub's wife accuses Harold's dog of stealing her groceries. The fighting is broken up with a young boy comes to tell them all that a baby is sitting in the middle of a road and everybody rushes out to help. All the petty arguing is then forgotten about.

Favourite bit
The final scene where, no matter how annoyed people can be with one another, some things are just more important and in an instant how tempers can be difused and petty squabbles can be forgiven.

Copyrighted May 24, 1919.
Reissued July 2, 1922.
Glass Character: 81st produced, 67th released.
This was the final 'Glasses Character' short to be produced as a 1-reel film.
Harold and Bebe live at number 1127.
The scene where Snub puts the rake through Harold's window was just so obvious that it made me cringe when I saw it!
The little girl who plays Snub's daughter is Madeline Terry - the daughter of director Frank Terry.
My opinion
A Harold Lloyd film where I could watch without falling asleep must be pretty good!

Harold Lloyd
Winkle, the bridegroom
Bebe Daniels
The bride
Snub Pollard
Margaret Joslin Todd
Snub's wife
Sammy Brooks
Short man in queue
Dee Lampton
Fat man in queue
Marie Mosquini
Charles Stevenson

Gus Leonard
Station ticket clerk/
Fruit & veg salesman
Estelle Harrison
Woman buying train ticket
Mark Jones
Man in queue
Jerome LaPlanche
Boy who sees baby in road
Marie Benson
Sadie Gordon
Pedestrian carrying boxes
Madeline Terry
Snub's daughter
Noah Young
Lige Conley
Joe Mattice
E.J. Ritter
Chase Thorne
Oscar Larson
Fred Newmeyer
H.L. O'Connor
Charles Gannon
Irene McNeil


INTERTITLES (click image to enlarge)

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The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Jesse Brisson (information; identification of Marie Benson, Sadie Gordon and Madeline Terry)

This page was last updated on: 29 August 2019