1923: Safety Last!

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Hal Roach Studios

– Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Votes: 18,572

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– Runtime: 74 minutes

Next to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd was one of the silent era’s most accomplished comedic talents. In “Safety Last!,” the actor gets in over his head as a young man who’s forced to climb a tall building as part of a publicity stunt. It features a very famous scene in which Lloyd hangs from the hands of a huge clock.