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First Monday Silent Film: Safety Last!

Mon, Apr 1st

Celebrate April Fools Day with our last First Monday Silent Film until the Fall. See Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis in Safety Last! With musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. See the comedic genius Harold Llyod is a master of physical comedy and this is his best known film. See the beautiful Mildred Davis in one of her last films.

The Library of Congress added Safety Last! to its National Film Registry in 1994. The American Film Institute nominated the film for both their 1998 and 2007 lists of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies. It was also nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs. It placed #97 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 97% from 70 reviews, with the consensus: "Persuasive enough to give audiences acrophobia when they aren't laughing at Harold Lloyd's antics, Safety Last! is a marvel of visual effects and slapstick comedy."