Safety Last! 100th Anniversary

Safety Last! 100th Anniversary

The Academy Museum presents Safety Last! with a live orchestra performing Carl Davis's original score, conducted by Angel Velez and hosted by Suzanne Lloyd.

The Boy (Harold Lloyd) leaves The Girl (Mildred Davis) and moves to the city to make his fortune but runs into nothing but bad luck, leading to an escalating series of lies and mishaps. One of Harold Lloyd’s most popular films, it includes the most iconic image of his remarkable career—hanging precariously from a giant clock face in downtown Los Angeles—just one of the many memorable moments in this comedy classic, which was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1994.

DIRECTED BY: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. WRITTEN BY: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan, H. M. Walker. WITH: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young. 1923. 64 min. USA. B&W. Silent. English intertitles. DCP. Courtesy of Harold Lloyd Entertainment.
The Academy Museum presents Safety Last! with a live orchestra, conducted by Angel Velez performing Carl Davis's original score.
Music by Carl Davis. Music commissioned Thames Television for Channel 4. Music performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London on behalf of Carl Davis

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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