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Film Classics in 35mm! Unfinished Business / Parting Glances. Phil Skerry introduces

THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK

United States | 1947 | Preston Sturges

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Iconic silent screen comedian Harold Lloyd made his last screen appearance in this film written and directed by the great Preston Sturges. Opening with an extended clip from Lloyd’s 1925 classic The Freshman and climaxing in a thrill sequence that evokes his 1925 Safety Last, the film focuses on a bored bookkeeper 20 years removed from his go-getting college days. When he loses his dead-end job and has his first-ever drink, he goes blotto—waking from his stupor to discover that he’s not only rich and a flamboyant dresser but also the owner of a bankrupt circus! A flop when first released (and also when reissued four years later as Mad Wednesday, shorn of 15 minutes and saddled with a re-shot ending), the movie will be shown here in Sturges’ original cut. Philip J. Skerry, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College and author of numerous film books (and a big fan of the film), will introduce it. 35mm. 89 min.

Special admission $14; members, CIA/CSU I.D. holders, age 25 & under $11; no passes. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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