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By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)

Our hero saves a man from drowning, only to find that it is the wrong man.

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Beachhound
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Doll
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Storyline

A young bespectacled man lives on the beach, where courtship rituals between boys and girls abound. Seeing that the girls are attracted to a man in uniform, namely a life guard's uniform, the young man dons a life guard t-shirt he finds which does indeed make him more attractive to the girls. There is one in particular he is interested in, a sardine-eyed doll, who in turn doesn't like boys that are too fresh. To help a man who has been waiting for the shower at the beach's bathhouse, the young man changes the signs on all the doors of the bathhouse. The misadventures that ensue due to this act leads to the young man being pursued by a beach police officer. The young man is eventually able to elude the police officer donning yet another disguise. But the young man has to decide if he will give up the disguise when the sardine-eyed doll gets caught in a precarious situation out in the surf. Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

30 September 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harold à la rescousse See more »

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Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At this time in his career, Harold Lloyd, in conjunction with his producer Hal Roach, was turning out a one-reel short every one to two weeks. See more »

Quotes

Bather: She spurns muh, I go to join the pollywogs.
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By the Sad Sea Waves was an amusing early Harold Lloyd short
27 January 2019 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In this short, Harold Lloyd becomes a lifeguard in order to avail himself to a particular girl at the beach. What I saw had splotches throughout so it was not always easy to watch but I managed to become quite amused at the goings-on that happened in this short. I saw this on the DVD collection called "American Slapstick 2". So that's a "worth a look" recommendation.


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