Among Those Present (1921)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

By 1921, Harold Lloyd was gradually easing into full-length comedies. This was his second three-reel film; by the end of the year he would release A Sailor-Made Man at four reels and beginning with the film after that, Grandma's Boy, he would completely graduate into features. Here, Lloyd plays a coatroom boy who likes to impersonate a certain English nobleman. A family of social climbers are told that the real nobleman is to arrive in the U.S. They enlist the help of a "society pilot" (Vera White) to bring him to their home, and when she can't get the real lord, she uses Harold instead. He turns out to be a big hit, especially with the family's pretty daughter (Mildred Harris), and he weaves incredibly tall tales about his game hunts. When he mounts a horse to join a fox hunt, he winds up getting himself involved in a load of comic exploits that put his tall tales to shame.