From Hand to Mouth (1919)





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This two-reel Harold Lloyd short introduced Mildred Davis as his new co-star -- she took Bebe Daniels' place; Daniels, an extremely talented comedienne, left to become a star in her own right. This picture has a bit more pathos than Lloyd's normal fare. Davis is a pretty young lady who is about to inherit a fortune, but a gang of crooks, led by Snub Pollard, are plotting to get control of her money with the help of her shyster attorney. While on a drive, Mildred sees a boy (Lloyd) protecting a little child (Peggy Courtwright) from a crowd. When she finds out that Harold is in trouble because he tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy some food for himself and the little girl, she pays for the food and leaves. Harold, touched by her act, goes looking for her. Meanwhile, Snub is planning to kidnap Mildred so that she won't be able to sign the documents that will give her the fortune -- if she cannot be found by midnight, she loses the inheritance. Harold gets mixed up with the bad guys and agrees to help them get Mildred. Of course he bungles everything, both unintentionally and on purpose, and manages to get Mildred to the lawyer's office to sign the necessary papers. Romance follows, as it eventually did for Lloyd and Davis. They married in 1923.
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Critic Reviews for From Hand to Mouth

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One of the more enjoyable Harold Lloyd two-reel silent slapstick comedies.

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Audience Reviews for From Hand to Mouth

Super fun little Harold Lloyd two reeler which is historically significant for being the first time he worked with his future wife, Mildred Davis!

Garrett Cash
Garrett Cash

It's okay, not too many great gags though. I really liked the interplay between Lloyd and the young waif, and I was disappointed when she suddenly disappeared from the picture.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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