6.0/10
156
4 user 1 critic

The City Slicker (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 2 June 1918 (USA)
Our hero gets a job at a hotel in the country and proceeds to introduce some changes, installing gadgets and time-saving devices.

Director:

Gilbert Pratt (as Gil Pratt)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father.

Director: Gilbert Pratt
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Comedy | Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mild-mannered young man has left home, and is now playing the piano in a bar in the west. The dangerous criminal Dagger-Tooth Dan enters the bar where the young man is playing. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Bebe is surrounded by suitors, but her father wants her to marry Professor M. T. Noodle. Harold makes his move by impersonating the professor.

Director: Gilbert Pratt
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Ask Father (1919)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
I Do (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Comic adventures of newlyweds and children.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Stage hand Harold falls in love with the leading lady of a visiting theatrical troupe.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a wild bachelor party, our hero finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures. In a dream sequence, he fantasizes that the ship is seized by a band of female pirates.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Comedy | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A penniless young man tries to save an heiress from kidnappers and help her secure her inheritance.

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, 'Snub' Pollard
Now or Never (1921)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man, unaccustomed to children, must accompany a young girl on a train trip.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Mae Bilson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ambitious coat-room checker impersonates an English nobleman.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Aggie Herring
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard ... Snub (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels ... The Girl
Helen Gilmore ... Girl's Mother
William Blaisdell ... Bebe's rejected suitor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gus Alexander Gus Alexander
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ... (as Lige Cromley)
Billy Fay Billy Fay
William Gillespie William Gillespie
Wallace Howe Wallace Howe
Dee Lampton Dee Lampton ... Driver
Gus Leonard Gus Leonard ... Old man playing checkers
Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson ... (as Charles E. Stevenson)
Edit

Storyline

When a country hotel advertises for someone to help them modernize, Harold arrives from the city to take the job. He soon has the hotel re-organized and re-decorated, and he installs numerous mechanical gadgets in the rooms. Things are going smoothly until a society belle arrives, followed by a desperate suitor whom she has discarded. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gelackte Städter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Some Routine Parts But Also Some Good Gags
11 March 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

"The City Slicker" shows Harold Lloyd in his earlier days, revealing signs of good things to come, but overall just average as silent comedy. Comedies of the late teens are often more manic and much less refined than those of the 20's, and this one is not an exception to the rule. But do watch it if you are a Lloyd fan, and watch Harold carefully - although there are some routine stretches, there are also some very good gags, and some of them are rather subtle, so careful attention will be rewarded.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed