Sat 11 Jan ’20 20:30

Slapstick Saturday: Safety Last

Nederlands Silent Film Festival
Film & live music
Sat 11 Jan ’20
20:30

This annual highlight of the festival is a tribute to the masterpieces of the greatest comedy stars of the silent film era.

The Nederlands Silent Film Festival’s (NSFF) Slapstick Saturday is moving from Pand P to the Philipszaal of the Parktheater. This annual highlight of the festival is a tribute to the masterpieces of the greatest comedy stars of the silent film era.

The featured film of the evening is Safety Last (1923) by Harold Lloyd. This classic - with the iconic image of Lloyd hanging on the clock of a tall building - is preceded by two short comedies and accompanied live by the NSFF Ensemble, conducted by Daan van den Hurk.

Credits

Safety Last (1923)
director Fred C. Newmayer, Sam Taylor / cast Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother / music Daan van den Hurk 

About the movie

When the boss of the department store where Harold works offers a reward for those who can come up with a good publicity stunt, Harold comes up with a proposal: his best friend will climb up the building like a "human fly".

But at the moment supreme, the friend is discovered by an agent who had already targeted him. "If you climb the second floor, I'll relieve you afterwards" he whispers to Harold, while he runs into the building with the police on his heels. Harold bravely starts climbing, but the relief won't come...

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