Welcome Danger (1929)

112 mins | Comedy | 12 October 1929

Director:

Clyde Bruckman

Cinematographers:

Henry Kohler, Walter Lundin

Production Company:

Harold Lloyd Corp.
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HISTORY

The film was copyrighted at 12 reels. A silent version was listed at a length of 10,796 ft. Welcome Danger was comedian Harold Lloyd's first dialogue ... More Less

The film was copyrighted at 12 reels. A silent version was listed at a length of 10,796 ft. Welcome Danger was comedian Harold Lloyd's first dialogue film. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
New York Times
21 Oct 1929
p. 30.
Variety
23 Oct 1929
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Story
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
SOURCES
SONGS
"Billie" and "When You Are Mine," music and lyrics by Lynn Cowan and Paul Titsworth.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Harold Lloyd Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP777
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
112
Length(in feet):
9,955
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Harold Bledsoe, the son of a former chief of police in San Francisco, is called to the city to quell the flourishing crime among Asian and American gangsters. En route, Harold, a meek botanist, stops to examine some flowers and misses his train, but he gets a ride with Billy Lee and her young crippled brother, who are going to San Francisco for an operation on the boy's leg. Dr. Gow, a kindly physician, complains of the evil of narcotics to Captain Walton, as does John Thorne, a supposed reformer but actually an underworld leader. Harold promises action, and, disguised as a Chinese man, he infiltrates a flower shop to rescue the doctor from the villains. The criminals escape, but by matching a set of fingerprints, Harold proves Thorne's guilt and forces a confession from ... +


Harold Bledsoe, the son of a former chief of police in San Francisco, is called to the city to quell the flourishing crime among Asian and American gangsters. En route, Harold, a meek botanist, stops to examine some flowers and misses his train, but he gets a ride with Billy Lee and her young crippled brother, who are going to San Francisco for an operation on the boy's leg. Dr. Gow, a kindly physician, complains of the evil of narcotics to Captain Walton, as does John Thorne, a supposed reformer but actually an underworld leader. Harold promises action, and, disguised as a Chinese man, he infiltrates a flower shop to rescue the doctor from the villains. The criminals escape, but by matching a set of fingerprints, Harold proves Thorne's guilt and forces a confession from him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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