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September 7, 2016
also released as 'the cook' funny silent comedy
½ July 4, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

(1920) Number Please?
SILENT COMEDY

Clocking between 23 and 25 minutes created by Hal Roach with a forgettable storyline which conveniently centers around boy(Harold Lloyd) going to the fair/ amusement park then spotting the girl (Mildred Davis) he likes hanging around with her boyfriend with intentions to seperate the two by first saving her dog and then return her hand bag which the boy didn't know it was hers. If their is any reason to watch this, it would be to see the many amusing sight gags including running away from cops, sitting at the end of a rollercoastal ride with many wigs and hats flying to the back etc... It's just slightly outdated though but still entertaining.

3 out of 4
Super Reviewer
August 26, 2011
This movie was hilarious, even thought it was predictable, I really enjoyed it. The gags are priceless. I highly recommend it. Best line from a telephone operator: "What did you expect for a nickle?"
Super Reviewer
½ August 18, 2009
The Cleveland Institute of Art's Cinematheque had a night of five short silents by comedy greats. This one was very charming and had some very creative gags. It's your classic love triangle. Harold Lloyd is depressed over losing his girl, but then decides to try to win her back when he sees her with a new beau at the carnival (which made me think of Coney Island, but it is evidently Venice Beach). They compete to catch and return her little dog. They compete to get her mother's permission to take her up in a balloon ride. When the rival, who has a car, takes off, Lloyd tries to call ahead and has some of the funniest complications trying to secure a phone booth and get the operator girl to connect his call correctly. Then on returning to the girl, the boys inadvertently stop a man who has stolen the girl's purse. Only they don't know it is her's so they just try to hide the merchandise that has been slipped in their pockets from the cops. Lloyd had a unique persona as the nerdy boy next door.
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