Welcome Danger

Welcome Danger ★★★½

Filmed first as a silent and then remade before release as a talkie. A very smooth transition: the movie feels like one that was conceived as a sound picture to begin wtih. Lloyd's persona translated without difficulty to sound and he knew how to use sound to punch up the gags. It's a funny movie. Somewhat soured, perhaps, in retrospect, when you dig into the history of Clyde Bruckman, who ended up killing himself after being repeatedly sued by Lloyd for recylcing gags from these movies: seems a bit unfair to sue someone for reusing gags that he probably had a hand in co-creating.