Pinched is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.[1] A print of the film is held by the Museum of Modern Art,[1] and it has been released on DVD. Like many American films of the time, Pinched was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of scene with a man thumbing his nose.[2]

Directed byHarold Lloyd
Gilbert Pratt
Produced byHal Roach
StarringHarold Lloyd
CinematographyWalter Lundin
Edited byDella Mullady
Release date
  • September 23, 1917 (1917-09-23)
CountryUnited States
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The Boy is taking his sweetheart for a leisurely drive in an open automobile when his cap blows off his head and is carried by the wind into a nearby park. When he goes to retrieve it, The Boy encounters an armed robber who steals his money. The robber convinces a park policeman that The Boy was attempting to rob him. This leads to a series of comic misunderstandings as The Boy tries to get his money back and prove his innocence.

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  1. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: Pinched". Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (16): 33. October 13, 1917.

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