Mildred Davis and Harold Lloyd smooch in the finale of “Safety Last” (1923)
Mildred Davis had a terrible fear of heights, and was very afraid to do the scene, so Harold sweetened the deal by giving her a beautiful diamond brooch as an incentive. There were also two men holding her ankles, out of camera range, to make her feel more secure.
Beautiful and brunette Marlene Dietrich, 1923.
Don’t miss “Why Worry?” (1923) on TCM tonight at 8 PM!
In this silent film, a rich hypochondriac on vacation in the tropics gets mixed up with revolutionaries. Hilarious story of millionaire playboy Lloyd who stumbles into revolution-ridden country and inadvertently becomes involved. Packed with belly-laugh sight-gags.
Safety Last! (1923) | dir. by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor | 9/10