Harold Lloyd filmography

These are the known films of Harold Lloyd (1893–1971), an American actor and filmmaker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies.

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Most of these films are known to survive in Lloyd's personal archive collection, along with various film archives around the world. Some are also available on DVD or Blu-ray. The negatives of many of Lloyd's early short films were lost in a fire at his estate in 1943. The losses include 5 out of a total of 6 Willie Work films, 53 out of a total of 67 Lonesome Luke films, and 15 out of a total of 81 one reel Glasses Character films.[1] All of his films from Bumping into Broadway (1919) onwards exist complete in the archives. He carefully preserved his feature films, and they remain in excellent condition. All of the films are listed in order of release date.

Early filmsEdit

1913Edit

In most of his early films, he appeared as an uncredited extra or in a minor supporting role.

No. Title Release Date Director Archive Status
1. The Old Monk's Tale February 15, 1913 J.Searle Dawley Exists
2. Cupid in a Dental Parlor [2] March 2, 1913 Mack Sennett Unknown
3. His Chum the Baron [3] March 12, 1913 Henry Lehrman Unknown
4. Algy on the Force [4] March 28, 1913 Henry Lehrman Unknown
5. The Twelfth Juror April 19, 1913 George Lessey Unknown
6. Hulda of Holland April 21, 1913 J. Searle Dawley Unknown
7. Rory o' the Bogs December 20, 1913 J. Farrell MacDonald Unknown

1914Edit

No. Title Release Date Director(s) Archive Status
9. Twixt Love and Fire February 23, 1914 George Nichols Unknown
10. Sealed Orders [5] March 30, 1914 Unknown Unknown
11. Samson April 30, 1914 J. Farrell MacDonald Unknown
12. The Sandhill Lovers June 15, 1914 Unknown Unknown
13. The Patchwork Girl of Oz September 29, 1914 J. Farrell MacDonald Exists
14. 'Curses' They Remarked [6] November 5, 1914 Unknown Exists
15. His Heart, His Hand and His Sword November 9, 1914 George P. Hamilton

Lorimer Johnston

Unknown

1915Edit

No. Title Release Date Director(s) Archive Status
16. Hogan's Romance Upset February 13, 1915 Charles Avery Unknown
17. Love, Loot and Crash April 24, 1915 Nick Cogley Exists
18. Their Social Splash April 26, 1915 Arvid E. Gillstrom

Charles Avery

Unknown
19. Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers May 15, 1915 Roscoe Arbuckle Exists
20. From Italy's Shores May 19, 1915 Otis Turner Unknown
21. Court House Crooks July 5, 1915 Charles Parrott Exists
22. A Submarine Pirate November 14, 1915 Charles Avery

Syd Chaplin

Exists
23. The New Adventures of Terrance O’Rourke December 4, 1915 Otis Turner Unknown

Willie WorkEdit

1915Edit

No. Title Release Date Director Archive Status
1. Willie Runs the Park January 2, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
2. Beyond His Fondest Hopes January 30, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
3. Close-Cropped Clippings January 30, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
4. Pete, the Pedal Polisher January 30, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
5. Just Nuts April 19, 1915 Hal Roach Exists
6. The Hungry Actors June 17, 1915 Hal Roach Lost

Lonesome LukeEdit

1915Edit

No. Title Release Date Director Archive Status
1. Spit-Ball Sadie July 31, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
2. Terribly Stuck Up August 28, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
3. A Mixup for Mazie September 6, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
4. Some Baby September 20, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
5. Fresh from the Farm October 4, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
6. Giving Them Fits November 1, 1915 Hal Roach Exists
7. Bughouse Bellhops November 8, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
8. Tinkering with Trouble November 17, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
9. Great While It Lasted November 24, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
10. Ragtime Snap Shots December 1, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
11. A Foozle at the Tee Party December 8, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
12. Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks December 15, 1915 Hal Roach Lost
13. Peculiar Patients' Pranks December 22, 1915 Hal Roach Exists
14. Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster December 29, 1915 Hal Roach Lost

1916Edit

No. Title Release Date Director Archive Status
15. Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary January 5, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
16. Luke Lugs Luggage January 10, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
17. Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury January 19, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
18. Luke, the Candy Cut-Up January 31, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
19. Luke Foils the Villain February 16, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
20. Luke and the Rural Roughnecks March 1, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
21. Luke Pipes the Pippins March 15, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
22. Lonesome Luke, Circus King March 29, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
23. Luke's Double April 12, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
24. Them Was the Happy Days! April 26, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
25. Luke and the Bomb Throwers May 8, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
26. Luke's Late Lunchers May 22, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
27. Luke Laughs Last June 5, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
28. Luke's Fatal Flivver June 19, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
29. Luke's Society Mixup June 26, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
30. Luke's Washful Waiting July 3, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
31. Luke Rides Roughshod July 10, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
32. Luke, Crystal Gazer July 24, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
33. Luke's Lost Lamb August 7, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
34. Luke Does the Midway August 21, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
35. Luke Joins the Navy September 3, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
36. Luke and the Mermaids September 17, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
37. Luke's Speedy Club Life October 1, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
38. Luke and the Bang-Tails October 15, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
39. Luke, the Chauffeur October 29, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
40. Luke's Preparedness Preparations November 5, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
41. Luke, the Gladiator November 15, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
42. Luke, Patient Provider November 19, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
43. Luke's Newsie Knockout November 26, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
44. Luke's Movie Muddle December 3, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
45. Luke, Rank Impersonator December 10, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
46. Luke's Fireworks Fizzle December 17, 1916 Hal Roach Lost
47. Luke Locates the Loot December 24, 1916 Hal Roach Exists
48. Luke's Shattered Sleep December 31, 1916 Hal Roach Exists

1917Edit

No. Title Release Date Director Archive Status
49. Luke's Lost Liberty January 7, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
50. Luke's Busy Day January 21, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
51. Luke's Trolley Troubles February 4, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
52. Lonesome Luke, Lawyer February 18, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
53. Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire [7] February 25, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
54. Lonesome Luke's Lively Life March 18, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
55. Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley April 15, 1917 Hal Roach Exists
56. Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon May 20, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
57. Lonesome Luke, Plumber June 17, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
58. Stop! Luke! Listen! July 15, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
59. Lonesome Luke, Messenger August 5, 1917 Hal Roach Exists
60. Lonesome Luke, Mechanic August 19, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
61. Lonesome Luke's Wild Women September 2, 1917 Hal Roach Exists
62. Lonesome Luke Loses Patients September 16, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
63. Birds of a Feather October 7, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
64. From Laramie to London October 21, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
65. Love, Laughs and Lather November 4, 1917 Hal Roach Lost
66. Clubs Are Trump November 18, 1917 Hal Roach Exists
67. We Never Sleep December 2, 1917 Hal Roach Lost

Glasses character ("The Boy") - One Reel ShortsEdit

1917Edit

No. Title Release Date Director(s) Archive Status
1. Over the Fence September 9, 1917 Harold Lloyd

J. Farrell Macdonald

Exists
2. Pinched September 23, 1917 Gilbert Pratt Exists
3. By the Sad Sea Waves September 30, 1917 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
4. Bliss October 14, 1917 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
5. Rainbow Island October 28, 1917 Gilbert Pratt Exists
6. The Flirt November 11, 1917 Gilbert Pratt Exists
7. All Aboard November 25, 1917 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
8. Move On December 9, 1917 Gilbert Pratt Exists
9. Bashful December 23, 1917 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
10. Step Lively [8] December 30, 1917 Alfred J. Goulding Exists

1918Edit

No. Title Release Date Director(s) Archive Status
11. The Tip January 6, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
12. The Big Idea January 20, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
13. The Lamb February 3, 1918 Gilbert Pratt

Harold Lloyd

Lost
14. Hit Him Again February 17, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Lost
15. Beat It February 24, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
16. A Gasoline Wedding March 3, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
17. Look Pleasant, Please March 10, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
18. Here Come the Girls March 17, 1918 Fred Fishback Exists
19. Let's Go March 24, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
20. On the Jump March 31, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
21. Follow the Crowd [9] April 7, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
22. Pipe the Whiskers April 14, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
23. It's a Wild Life April 21, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
24. Hey There! April 28, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
25. Kicked Out May 5, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
26. The Non-Stop Kid May 12, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
27. Two-Gun Gussie May 19, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
28. Fireman Save My Child May 26, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
29. The City Slicker June 2, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
30. Sic 'Em, Towser June 8, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Lost
31. Somewhere in Turkey June 16, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
32. Are Crooks Dishonest? June 23, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
33. An Ozark Romance July 7, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
34. Kicking the Germ Out of Germany July 21, 1918 Alf Goulding Lost
35. That's Him August 4, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
36. Bride and Gloom August 18, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Lost
37. Two Scrambled September 1, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Lost
38. Bees in His Bonnet September 15, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Lost
39. Swing Your Partners September 29, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
40. Why Pick on Me? October 18, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
41. Nothing but Trouble October 27, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
42. Hear 'Em Rave November 10, 1918 Gilbert Pratt Exists
43. Take a Chance November 24, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
44. She Loves Me Not December 29, 1918 Alfred J. Goulding Exists

1919Edit

No. Title Release Date Director(s) Archive Status
45. Wanted – $5,000 January 12, 1919 Gilbert Pratt Lost
46. Going! Going! Gone! [10] January 26, 1919 Gilbert Pratt Exists
47. Ask Father February 9, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
48. On the Fire February 23, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
49. I'm on My Way March 9, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
50. Look Out Below March 16, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
51. The Dutiful Dub March 23, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
52. Next Aisle Over March 30, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
53. A Sammy in Siberia April 6, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
54. Just Dropped In April 13, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
55. Crack Your Heels April 20, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
56. Ring Up the Curtain April 27, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
57. Young Mr. Jazz May 4, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
58. Si, Senor May 11, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Lost
59. Before Breakfast May 18, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
60. The Marathon May 25, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
61. Back to the Woods June 1, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
62. Pistols for Breakfast June 8, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
63. Swat the Crook June 13, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
64. Off the Trolley June 22, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
65. Spring Fever June 29, 1919 Hal Roach

Frank Terry

Exists
66. Billy Blazes, Esq. July 6, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
67. Just Neighbors July 13, 1919 Harold Lloyd

Frank Terry

Exists
68. At the Old Stage Door July 20, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
69. Never Touched Me July 27, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
70. A Jazzed Honeymoon August 3, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
71. Count Your Change August 10, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
72. Chop Suey & Co. August 17, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
73. Heap Big Chief August 24, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
74. Don't Shove August 31, 1919 Alfred J. Goulding Exists
75. Be My Wife September 7, 1919 Hal Roach Exists
76. The Rajah September 14, 1919 Hal Roach Lost [11]
77. He Leads, Others Follow September 21, 1919 Hal Roach

Vincent Bryan

Lost
78. Soft Money September 28, 1919 Hal Roach

Vincent Bryan

Lost
79. Count the Votes October 5, 1919 Hal Roach Lost
80. Pay Your Dues October 12, 1919 Hal Roach

Vincent Bryan

Exists
81. His Only Father October 19, 1919 Hal Roach

Frank Terry

Lost

Glasses character ("The Boy") - Two/Three Reel ShortsEdit

From this point onwards, all of Lloyd's films exist in the archives.

1919Edit

No. Title Release Date Length Director Character Type Leading Lady
1. Bumping into Broadway November 2, 1919 2300 ft. Hal Roach Playwright Bebe Daniels
2. Captain Kidd's Kids November 30, 1919 2000 ft. Hal Roach Rich Bachelor Bebe Daniels
3. From Hand to Mouth December 28, 1919 2200 ft. Alfred J. Goulding Penniless Young Man Mildred Davis

1920Edit

No. Title Release Date Length Director(s) Character Type Leading Lady
4. His Royal Slyness February 8, 1920 2700 ft. Hal Roach Book Salesman Mildred Davis
5. Haunted Spooks March 21, 1920 2500 ft. Hal Roach

Alfred J. Goulding

Rejected Suitor Mildred Davis
6. An Eastern Westerner May 2, 1920 2000 ft. Hal Roach Wealthy New Yorker Mildred Davis
7. High and Dizzy July 11, 1920 2600 ft. Hal Roach Doctor Mildred Davis
8. Get Out and Get Under September 12, 1920 2500 ft. Hal Roach New Car Owner Mildred Davis
9. Number, Please? December 26, 1920 2300 ft. Hal Roach

Fred Newmeyer

Lonely Young Man Mildred Davis

1921Edit

No. Title Release Date Length Director(s) Character Type Leading Lady
10. Now or Never May 5, 1921 3600 ft. Hal Roach

Fred Newmeyer

Childhood Sweetheart Mildred Davis
11. Among Those Present July 3, 1921 3500 ft. Fred Newmeyer Ambitious Young Man Mildred Davis
12. I Do September 11, 1921 2600 ft. Fred Newmeyer Babysitter Mildred Davis
13. Never Weaken October 22, 1921 2900 ft. Fred Newmeyer Businessman Mildred Davis

Later shortsEdit

Feature-length filmsEdit

Lloyd starred in a total of 18 feature-length motion pictures, consisting of 11 silent and 7 sound films. Lloyd also re-edited his material into 2 compilation features.

Silent featuresEdit

No. Title Release date Length Director(s) Character name Character type Leading lady Story
1 A Sailor-Made Man December 25, 1921 3846 ft. Fred Newmeyer The Boy Rich Idler Mildred Davis Must prove worthy of girl, joins navy, rescues her from a maharajah in Middle Eastern city. Frenetic, like early short Films.
2 Grandma's Boy September 3, 1922 4841 ft. Fred Newmeyer The Boy (Sonny / Harold) Meek Country Boy
Granddaddy
Mildred Davis Cowardly country boy gains courage from magic charm; Civil War flashback; delicate characterization. Lloyd's favorite film.
3 Dr. Jack November 23, 1922 4700 ft. Fred Newmeyer Dr. Jackson (Jack) Successful Country Doctor Mildred Davis Small-town country doctor uses common sense to cure patients.
4 Safety Last! April 1, 1923 6300 ft. Fred Newmeyer
Sam Taylor
Harold Lloyd Industrious Go-Getter Mildred Davis Country boy goes to city to be a success, ends up climbing building as stunt. Most spectacular daredevil thrill comedy. Last film with Davis, whom he married.
5 Why Worry? September 16, 1923 5500 ft. Fred Newmeyer
Sam Taylor
Harold Van Pelham Wealthy Hypocondriac Jobyna Ralston Hypochondriac goes to South America for rest, lands in revolution. Funniest for sheer number of gags. Last Lloyd film produced by Hal Roach.
6 Girl Shy March 28, 1924 7457 ft. Fred Newmeyer
Sam Taylor
The Poor Boy (Harold Meadows) Shy Dreamer Jobyna Ralston Shy stutterer writes book on lovemaking; must rescue girl from marrying wrong man. Terrific race sequence at end.
7 Hot Water October 26, 1924 4899 ft. Sam Taylor
Fred Newmeyer
Hubby Hen-Pecked Husband Jobyna Ralston Family situation comedy; episodic; live turkey on trolley, madcap car ride, haunted-house finale.
8 The Freshman September 30, 1925 6883 ft. Sam Taylor
Fred Newmeyer
Harold Lamb College Go-Getter Jobyna Ralston Popularity-conscious student tries to be "Big Man on Campus"; finally wins big football game and girl. Best topical satire.
9 For Heaven's Sake April 5, 1926 5356 ft. Sam Taylor The Updown Boy (J. Harold Mannors) Debonaire Millionaire Jobyna Ralston Rich man aids slum mission; must get drunks to wedding on time.
10 The Kid Brother January 17, 1927 7654 ft. Ted Wilde
J.A. Howe
Lewis Milestone (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd (uncredited)
Harold Hickory Bashful Farm Boy Jobyna Ralston Son of sheriff must prove his manhood; captures crook, returns stolen money, wins girl. Best integration of all Lloyd's key elements.
11 Speedy April 7, 1928 7776 ft. Ted Wilde Harold "Speedy" Swift Carefree City Boy Ann Christy Baseball-crazed city boy can't keep job, upsets mobsters' plans to ruin old man's business. New York location; Babe Ruth appearance; great chase.

Sound featuresEdit

No. Title Release date Length Director(s) Character name Character type Leading lady Story
1 Welcome Danger October 12, 1929 10297 ft.
115 minutes
Mal St. Clair
Clyde Bruckman
Harold Bledsoe Industrious Detective Barbara Kent Botanist-turned-sleuth thwarts Chinese hoods in San Francisco. Lloyd's first talkie.
2 Feet First November 8, 1930 8130 ft.
90 minutes
Clyde Bruckman Harold Horne Ambitious Fumbler Barbara Kent Shoe salesman pretends to be successful businessman. Gags on boat; big-thrill building climb at end. Episodic.
3 Movie Crazy September 23, 1932 8852 ft.
98 minutes
Clyde Bruckman Harold Hall Meek Fumbler Constance Cummings Boy tries to make good in Hollywood. Some good gags and action; complex love interest.
4 The Cat's-Paw August 7, 1934 9157 ft.
102 minutes
Sam Taylor Ezekiel Cobb Missionary turned Reformer Una Merkel
Grace Bradley
Accidentally elected mayor, naive reformer takes brunt of political machine. Oriental setting, strange political overtones.
5 The Milky Way March 25, 1936 8010 ft.
89 minutes
Leo McCarey Burleigh Sullivan Milkman turned Prizefighter Verree Teasdale
Helen Mack
Dorothy Wilson
Quick-paced verbal comedy with top supporting cast. Fixed fights send weakling to championship fight.
6 Professor Beware July 29, 1938 8550 ft.
93 minutes
Elliott Nugent Prof. Dean Lambert Fumbling Professor Phyllis Welch Egyptologist searches for missing tablets.
7 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
(original release title)
April 4, 1947 8010 ft.
89 minutes
Preston Sturges Harold Diddlebock Clerk turned Promotor Frances Ramsden Man's first drink changes him into live wire; thrill on high building again. Recut by Howard Hughes.
Mad Wednesday
(re-issue title)
October 28, 1950 6930 ft.
76 minutes

CompilationsEdit

No. Title Release date Description
1 Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy 1962 An anthology of comedy sequences, mostly from Safety Last, The Freshman, Hot Water, Why Worry?, Girl Shy, Professor Beware, Movie Crazy, and Feet First.
2 The Funny Side of Life 1963 Another compilation, produced and edited by Lloyd. Not generally distributed in the United States.

As producer onlyEdit

Harold Lloyd's company Hollywood Productions made a series of short subject comedies starring Edward Everett Horton 1927–1928. He also produced, but did not star in, two feature films.

No. Title Release date Director(s) Stars
1 A Girl, a Guy and a Gob 1941 Richard Wallace Lucille Ball, George Murphy, Edmond O'Brien, and Franklin Pangborn
2 My Favorite Spy 1942 Tay Garnett Kay Kyser, Ellen Drew, Jane Wyman, and Robert Armstrong

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ D'Agonisto Lloyd, Annette (2019). "The State of Lloyd's Films". Harold Lloyd Dot US.
  2. ^ Unconfirmed appearance
  3. ^ Unconfirmed appearance
  4. ^ Unconfirmed appearance
  5. ^ Unconfirmed appearance
  6. ^ Unconfirmed appearance
  7. ^ From this film onwards until the end of the 'Lonesome Luke' series in December 1917, all releases were two reelers.
  8. ^ A print exists, despite being listed as missing in the Lloyd collection.
  9. ^ A print exists, despite being listed as missing in the Lloyd collection.
  10. ^ A French print exists, despite being listed as missing in the Lloyd collection.
  11. ^ A short 2 minute fragment exists
  • Harold Lloyd at IMDb
  • Reilly, Adam (1977). Harold Lloyd – "The King of Daredevil Comedy". New York: Collier Books.
  • Schickel, Richard (1974). Harold Lloyd – The Shape of Laughter. Boston: New York Graphic Society.