His Royal Slyness (1920)
Harold Lloyd stars in this tale of mistaken identity. A industrious young book salesman (Lloyd) switches places with a prince (Gaylord Lloyd, in real life, Harold's brother), who wants to stay in the U.S. The young man is quite unaccustomed to the court protocol, but he warms to the Princess (Mildred Davis) whose hand he must win. It's not much of a contest -- his rival (Harry Pollard) is a notorious drunk -- but complications arise when the real Prince returns home, having been cast aside by his gold-digging girlfriend. It takes a good dose of American ingenuity and a revolution, but all finally ends well. Notably, this two-reeler was the last made before Lloyd's disabling accident in which his hand was blown apart by a prop bomb. … More
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While it's only 20 minutes in length and not one of his masterpieces, His Royal Slyness is still a hilarious two-reeler that packs a lot into it's short running time. There are some very funny and well timed sight gags and a riot as the film draws near to it's close with the whole kingdom going into a frenzy. This was also apparently the last film before Lloyd had a prop bomb (He was doing a photoshoot at the time) that blew up and caused serious burns, damage to his eye, and tore off two of his fingers.More
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