The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

United States, 1947

Film
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Harold Lloyd was a born comedian. Depending more on a storyline than many of his slapstick contemporaries, Lloyd was famous for his timid, bespectacled, “nice boy” characters and for thrill-comedy situations, involving dangerous and daring stunt gags. The triumphant climax of “The Freshman” became the opening scene of “The Sin of Harold Diddlebock” in which, 22 years later, the football hero has become a bent, prematurely old clerk, who is about to be pensioned off early. The film is an hilarious chronicle of his reawakening to the joys of life, as he is plunged into a whirlwind of wild and crazy exploits. “The Sin of Harold Diddlebock”, a sound feature and Harold Lloyd’s last film was also issued under the title “Mad Wednesday”.

Credits

producer/director

Preston Sturges

production company

California Pictures

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1947

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35754

Language

English

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Slapstick comedies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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