Why Worry?

Why Worry?

This 1923 Harold Lloyd feature has a very promising set-up: Lloyd plays a bumbling hypochondriac who, while vacationing, accidentally foils a colonial American-led overthrow of the republican government of a South American island. Unfortunately, it's not one of his best films, with the political resonance of the plot largely left behind while Lloyd spends interminable minutes trying to pull the aching tooth of his extremely tall companion (the 7'2 John Aasen). The highlight is a novel visual articulation of the villain's colonial fantasy, with the village's market square superimposed into the palm of his hand.

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