starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston
December, 1923

Harold Lloyd's latest essay, "Why Worry?" (Pathe), carries the bespectacled comedian back to the style of comedy which introduced him as a star. It is a rollicking farce, filled with absurdly funny bits of business - "gags" you might call them. A radical departure, we might add, from "Dr. Jack" and "Grandma's Boy." But he has the faculty of making anything he touches genuinely novel.

This is the tale - an old one, incidentally, of a hypochondriac who journeys to a South American republic to win back his health, but Lloyd dresses it with new ideas and brightens it with the most uproariously funny incident that has been flashed in a year. He steps right into a wild revolution, not knowing what it's all about. He sees these foreigners bowing right and left - as if to welcome him. So, he bows in a return with great ceremony when a native is shot thru the stomach and doubles over in jack-knife fashion. Just a return of the compliment.

Such clever touches as this mark the entire picture. Highly mirthful, too, is the scene when the comedian and his faithful army of two - one, a huge giant, the other, the girl - defend themselves on the battlement against the approaching bandits. An extraordinary comedy this - one exceptionally original in its "gags" and incident. There's no stopping this Lloyd person. He turns them out good every time. Our advice for the patrons is a paraphrase on the fire warning - "Walk, do not run to the nearest entrance. Do not try and beat your neighbor to his seat."

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