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Pay Your Dues (1919)

While blindfolded and playing pin the tail on the donkey with some lady friends, our hero is mistaken for an escaped initiate of a kooky fraternal order. He is abducted and initiated into ... See full summary »

Directors:

Vincent Bryan, Hal Roach

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd
'Snub' Pollard ... (as Harry Pollard)
Bebe Daniels
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Lige Conley ... (as Lige Cromley)
Frank Daniels
William Gillespie
Charles Inslee
Mark Jones
Dee Lampton Dee Lampton
Gus Leonard
Earl Mohan Earl Mohan
Marie Mosquini
Fred C. Newmeyer ... (as Fred C. Newmeyer)
H.L. O'Connor H.L. O'Connor
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While blindfolded and playing pin the tail on the donkey with some lady friends, our hero is mistaken for an escaped initiate of a kooky fraternal order. He is abducted and initiated into the order, the process involving various hilarious indignities. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Pay Your Dues was one short more in keeping with Harold Lloyd's character
29 June 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After seeing the not-so-appealing Lonesome Luke comedy short on the "American Slapstick" DVD, disc 3, the next Harold Lloyd one had his more familiar "glasses" character though he was just in development when Pay Your Dues was being made. In this one, he gets mixed in some lodge initiation when the previous contestant bails out. Since both are wearing handkerchiefs on their faces, the lodge members don't know which is which. There's also a woman who goes after Lloyd when she notices her "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" player disappears. Lots of funny sight gags abound here (including several that anticipate Lloyd's penchant for doing thrills) and there's a every-thing's-gonna-be-all right feel after the whole thing's over. So on that note, I highly recommend Pay Your Dues.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lui, frère du petit croissant See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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