starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston
July, 1926

This is the sort of picture that keeps you chuckling to yourself, but provokes few shrieks and paroxysms of laughter. Harold Lloyd, no longer the timid soul, proves he can be just as convincing and delightful as a self-assured young millionaire. The story is well-planned and executed and has speed and novelty and some wonderful gags, including the best chase we've ever seen on the screen. And yet it lacks that cumulative hilarity that Lloyd has achieved so many times. A hysterically funny and hair-raising sequence at the end almost touches the old heights. But the picture has a dignity that somehow takes the edge off your laughter. Nevertheless, we recommend it heartily. It's a good picture, whether you howl with laughter or not -- and the chances are you will, if you're in a good humor and haven't seen "The Freshman" recently.

starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston
June, 1926

For your own sake, go see this Harold Lloyd production. It's as merry as a summer day and as clean as April, and what laughs it holds!
"For Heaven's Sake" proves that Harold is just as funny as ever.

The plot, which doesn't matter in the least, concerns a man with a mansion ­ that's Harold ­ and a girl with a mission, Jobyna Ralston. Harold's so rich nothing disturbs him. He wrecks and buys ten thousand dollar limousines with equal indifference. Jobyna and her minister father are so poor every doughnut counts ­ for they feed doughnuts to the poor.

Harold, slumming about, burns up the coffee stand accidentally. He gives the minister a check for $1,000 for it, only to find they've built a whole mission with that much money and put his name over the door. He goes down to stop it and sees Jobyna.

Then it's all over but the fun.

Wait till you see Harold trying to eat a powder puff, thinking it's a cookie Jobyna has baked; wait till you see him recruiting a congregation for the mission, stopping at nothing short of murder to get a crowd. You'll laugh until the tears stinging your eyes and the pain in your ribs force you to stop.

And if you've ever driven a car, go see what they do to a traffic cop.

The gags are all wows. The direction by Sam Taylor is intelligent, but then we've only praise for the whole thing.

Take the entire family to see it and then you won't need to speond money on spring tonics.

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