- Hot Water (1924 film)
name = Hot Water
Fred C. NewmeyerSam Taylor
Harold Lloyd Suzanne Lloyd Hayes(video release) Jeffrey Vance(video release)
Thomas J. GraySam Taylor Tim Whelan John Grey
Harold Lloyd Jobyna Ralston
October 26, 1924( USA)
runtime = 60 min
country = USA
imdb_id = 0015002
Fred Newmeyerand Sam Taylor, it features three episodes in the life of Hubby (Lloyd) as he struggles with domestic life with Wifey ( Jobyna Ralston) and his in-laws.
Episodic in nature (effectively three
short filmsmerged into one), the first episode features Hubby struggling with shopping (and an unwanted live turkey) on the way home. The second features Hubby grudgingly taking the family en masse out on his brand new Butterfly Six automobile, and the third is an escapade with his sleepwalking mother-in-law.
"Hot Water" was a light comedy with minimal character development, and followed Lloyd’s early 1920s pattern of alternating what he called “gag pictures” with “character pictures”. Some distributors had complained about the length of his previous elaborate feature "
Girl Shy", and "Hot Water" was the response. Its storyline was also interesting as a unique departure from most of Lloyd’s 1920s features, because his character was married with a family, and was not striving for success, recognition, or romance. It was popular at the box office and grossed almost $2,000,000, an excellent return for a film of the period.
Harold Lloydas Hubby
Jobyna Ralstonas Wifey
Josephine Crowellas Her Mother
Charles Stevensonas Her Big Brother
Mickey McBanas Her Little Brother
Harold Lloyd filmography
List of United States comedy films
*imdb title|id=0015002|title=Hot Water
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.