Series: Lonesome Luke

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

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 18 November 1917
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: A-37
Filming dates: April 9 - May 9, 1917
Rating: 2/10

Lonesome Luke In When Clubs Are Trump

The local park is full of courting couples, some whom are playing hard to get, some whom are over-excited. Snub (Pollard) is seated on a bench eating some nuts when Luke (Harold Lloyd) keeps nicking them every time Snub looks away. Some pushing and shoving between them attracts the attention of a baton-holding policeman before they move on. Harold sits down next to a courting couple and tries to win the attention of the young lady but her boyfriend (Harry Todd) objects strongly to his behaviour. Likewise, Snub receives the same level of hostility from another suitor on a different bench when he attempts to communicate with another girl (Marie Mosquini). The two men decide to change places with one another but are again unwelcomed by the girls' boyfriends who resort to physical interventions. In particular Bud Jamison takes to extreme measures by throwing both men into a lake!
The two wet men get out and rest up on a park bench where they fall asleep and dream of being cavemen.


Copyrighted October 20, 1917.
The 66th and penultimate film in the series.
Also known as "Lonesome Luke In Clubs Are Trumps".
There are five courting couples on the benches in the park at the beginning.
At one point Harold Lloyd and Snub Pollard are seen arm-in-arm in the park. A bit odd?
When Bud Jamison throws Harold Lloyd into the lake, it was quite a risky stunt because of the shallow water, considering Harold did a front dive!

Harold Lloyd
Bebe Daniels
Snub Pollard
Marie Mosquini
Girl on bench
Fred C. Newmeyer
Man on bench
Bud Jamison
Man on bench with cigar
Harry Todd
Man on park bench
Nina Speight
Woman with policeman/
Vampire dancer cavewoman
David Voorhees
Tall caveman
Gilbert Pratt
Billy Fay
Sammy Brooks
Virginia Baynes
Ruth Rowan
Grace McLernon
Ruth Churchill

The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Cinematik (print used)
Jesse Brisson (identification of some actors including Harry Todd and David Voorhees)

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