Girl Shy (1924)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 20, 1924 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this riotous silent comedy, hilarious bespectacled "everyman" Harold Lloyd plays an introverted, speech-impaired, awkward tailor's assistant who secretly writes a book, The Secrets of Making Love and decides to leave his small-town home to get it published in the big city. While aboard the train, he helps a lovely girl smuggle her doggy past a conductor. Afterward, romantic sparks fly between the shy guy and the gal. Their blossoming love is nearly nipped in the bud when Harold's manuscript gets rejected by the publisher. Devastated, he suddenly feels himself beneath the girl's love and abandons her. Poor Harold's broken confidence is instantly mended when the publisher decides to publish the book after all and hands him a healthy advance. Elated, Harold rushes off to find his girl. Unfortunately, he learns she is about to marry another. In the story's riotous, thrill-packed climax, the determined lover uses every means of transportation available in his frantic rush to get to the alter in time to stop her. The film's other highlights involve inventive fantasy excerpts from his lovemaking book.



book, chase, manuscript, flapper, woman, car, love, publisher, shyness, bigamy, horse, motorcycle, train [locomotive], trolley, writing