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Scott Mallory
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From: Montreal, QC
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 - posted November 30, 2011 08:49 AM      Profile for Scott Mallory   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Mallory   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I saw Hugo last night. A great movie that turns out to be a love letter to film. I did have a question though. They showed a scene from a Harold Loyd film where he's climbing a building and hanging from a clock. What film is this from and is it available on Super 8?

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Grant Fitzgerald
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 - posted November 30, 2011 08:54 AM      Profile for Grant Fitzgerald   Author's Homepage   Email Grant Fitzgerald   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is from Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last"- 1923. I don't know about Super 8 though.

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Brad Kimball
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 - posted November 30, 2011 09:10 AM      Profile for Brad Kimball   Email Brad Kimball   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It was available years ago from Blackhawk Films with a musical accompaniment on the mag track. I have copies of almost all the feature-length Harold Lloyd titles that Blackhawk released as part of a limited partnership with Time-Life whom, at the time, owned the distribution rights. I do see them on Ebay every once in a while. If you catch one - grab it while you can. The Lloyd features are hot commodities with film collectors and are not frequently put up for sale.

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Scott Mallory
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 - posted November 30, 2011 12:05 PM      Profile for Scott Mallory   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Mallory   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the information guys!

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David Kilderry
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Not to mention all the original George Melies clips in Hugo as well. If you love cinema history you will love Hugo.

I think Mountain Films also released Safety Last under a different title. I have it somewhere.

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John Clancy
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Jef Films used to advertise full length 'Safety Last' prints but I suppose they could have been dealing the Blackhawk product.

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