Hot Water (1924 film)

Hot Water (1924 film)

Infobox Film
name = Hot Water

caption =
director = Fred C. Newmeyer Sam Taylor
producer = Harold Lloyd Suzanne Lloyd Hayes (video release) Jeffrey Vance (video release)
writer = Thomas J. Gray Sam Taylor Tim Whelan John Grey
starring = Harold Lloyd Jobyna Ralston
music =
cinematography = Walter Lundin
editing = Allen McNeil
distributor =
released = October 26, 1924 (USA)
runtime = 60 min
country = USA
language = Silent film
English intertitles
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0015002

"Hot Water" is a 1924 silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

Directed by Fred Newmeyer and 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 films merged 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 Lloyd as Hubby
*Jobyna Ralston as Wifey
*Josephine Crowell as Her Mother
*Charles Stevenson as Her Big Brother
*Mickey McBan as Her Little Brother

ee also

*Harold Lloyd filmography
*List of United States comedy films

External links

*imdb title|id=0015002|title=Hot Water

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