Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, SAFETY LAST! is a movie experience par excellence, and an accessible, wildly entertaining introduction to the world of silent film.
Harold Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success.
The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. With its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, SAFETY LAST! is the perfect introduction to him.
Please note: Different films will be appropriate for different children at different ages. We recommend Common Sense Media or the Parents Guide section of IMDb.com as helpful resources in determining what's right for your child.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.