Bumping into Broadway (1919)

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Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels are next-door neighbors in a shabby boardinghouse. Harold scrapes together just barely enough money to pay his rent when he runs into Bebe, who is crying in the hallway. Her rent is overdue, so Harold gives her his cash. Harold has to use all his ingenuity to avoid his aptly-named landlord, Bearcat Simpson, so he can make his way to the theater to find out the status of a new play he has written. To get to the theater, he jumps on a passing car and annoys its stuffy passenger. Unfortunately, the man turns out to be the manager of the theater, and Harold enters his office, he throws him out. Meanwhile, Bebe, who is rehearsing on stage, is being unfairly fired by the musical director (Harry "Snub" Pollard). Harold comes to her defense and as a result, is tossed out of the theater completely. As he is nursing his wounds, a limo drives up -- it's a wealthy young man who takes Bebe out for an evening on the town. Harold literally hitches a ride by crawling into a streetcleaner's cart and hooking it on the back of the limo. Everyone arrives at a supper club where, through a chain of events, Harold wins a big pile of money at roulette and makes up with Bebe. The police raid the place and Harold and Bebe spend the last few minutes of the film successfully evading arrest. This was Lloyd's first two-reeler as his "glasses" character, and marked his initial jump into stardom.