Safety Last! (1923)
Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.
Black and white; 35mm
Silent, with live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ by Bob Salisbury
Screening host: John Bengtson, film historian and board member of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Mr. Bengtson’s book about Harold Lloyd, Silent Visions, will be available for sale and signing at the screening.
Free Q&A session with organist Bob Salisbury right after the screening
About the Film
The legendary Harold Lloyd stars as a country boy who has recently moved to the big city with high hopes of earning money and marrying his sweetheart.
Of course, in this slapstick comedy, nothing goes according to plan. In one of the most famous scenes of the silent film era, Lloyd dangles precariously from a clock as traffic buzzes twelve stories below.
This year marks the thirtieth season of Last Remaining Seats! To celebrate, we’re showing some of the best films screened over the past three decades . We screened Safety Last! at the Orpheum Theatre in 1988 and 2011.