Old Movie Teams

Weren’t they also in that other movie?

Harold Lloyd & Noah Young

From early 1919 through mid 1921, Harold Lloyd and Noah Young stood together (and moved) before the same camera in approximately 48 silent short comedies. Their teamwork in these one- and two-reelers was usually overshadowed by Bebe Daniels and Snub Pollard’s collaborative contributions, not to mention equal billing with Mr. Lloyd, in at least 40 of these films. But unlike Ms. Daniels and Mr. Pollard, Mr. Young continued an on-camera relationship with Harold Lloyd well beyond these silent one- and two-reelers. Following their last silent short-comedy collaboration, these two teamed in three feature-length silent comedies and four feature-length talkies. Mr. Young’s size (he was slightly taller and much brawnier than Mr. Lloyd) and demeanor (he often played a slow-witted, punch-drunk, and/or menacing type) cast him often as a sidekick, foil, or heavy to Mr. Lloyd’s lead. Although he persevered through four talkies with Mr. Lloyd, Noah Young bowed out of movies in 1935, never quite feeling comfortable in speaking roles owing to a loss of several teeth in his younger rough and tumble days. Harold Lloyd, similarly, bowed out of playing roles in front of the camera in 1938 (returning only once in 1947’s The Sin of Harold Diddlebock). He did continue playing roles behind the camera as producer, director, even advisor, through 1967, offering gag tips one last time for the making of the wedding scene in The Graduate.

Here is a list of their movies together:

1. The Non-Stop Kid (1918 Short Film) unconfirmed
2. Hear ‘Em Rave (1918 Short Film)
3. Nothing But Trouble (1918 Short Film)
4. Bees in His Bonnet (1918 Short Film)
5. Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (1918 Short Film)
6. Two Scrambled (1918 Short Film)
7. She Loves Me Not (1918 Short Film)
8. From Hand to Mouth (1919 Short Film)
9. The Marathon (1919 Short Film)
10. Ask Father (1919 Short Film)
11. Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919 Short Film)
12. Bumping Into Broadway (1919 Short Film)
13. Just Neighbors (1919 Short Film)
14. Captain Kidd’s Kids (1919 Short Film)
15. Young Mr. Jazz (1919 Short Film)
16. On the Fire (1919 Short Film)
17. Pay Your Dues (1919 Short Film)
18. Si, Senor (1919 Short Film)
19. A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919 Short Film)
20. Spring Fever (1919 Short Film)
21. Ring Up the Curtain (1919 Short Film)
22. Don’t Shove (1919 Short Film)
23. His Only Father (1919 Short Film)
24. Chop Suey & Co. (1919 Short Film)
25. Off the Trolley (1919 Short Film)
26. Never Touched Me (1919 Short Film)
27. A Sammy in Siberia (1919 Short Film)
28. Look Out Below (1919 Short Film)
29. He Leads, Others Follow (1919 Short Film)
30. Pistols for Breakfast (1919 Short Film)
31. The Rajah (1919 Short Film)
32. At the Old Stage Door (1919 Short Film)
33. Soft Money (1919 Short Film)
34. Heap Big Chief (1919 Short Film)
35. Just Dropped In (1919 Short Film)
36. Wanted – $5,000 (1919 Short Film)
37. Before Breakfast (1919 Short Film)
38. Count the Votes (1919 Short Film)
39. Crack Your Heels (1919 Short Film)
40. Swat the Crook (1919 Short Film)
41. Be My Wife (1919 Short Film)
42. His Royal Slyness (1920 Short Film)
43. Haunted Spooks (1920 Short Film)
44. An Eastern Westerner (1920 Short Film)
45. High and Dizzy (1920 Short Film)
46. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
47. Now or Never (1921 Short Film)
48. Among Those Present (1921 Short Film)
49. I Do (1921 Short Film)
50. Grandma’s Boy (1922)
51 Safety Last! (1923)
52. For Heaven’s Sake (1926)
53. Welcome Danger (1929)
54. Feet First (1930)
55. Movie Crazy (1932)
56. The Cat’s-Paw (1934)

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