AMONG THOSE PRESENT
1921. Directed by Fred Newmeyer. Camera: Walter Lundin.
With Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Aggie Herring, James Kelly, Vera White,
Thinking it only a harmless joke, The Boy (who was only a bellboy in the
Ritz-Waldorf hotel) posed as Europe's greatest horseman and hunter, Lord
Algernon Abbott Aberdeen Abernathy, and attended the house party and fox hunt of
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, newly rich. It was there he met the O'Brien's pretty
daughter, and fell in love at first sight. He regaled the guests with thrilling
tales of hunting trips. As a compliment to his horsemanship, he was allowed to
ride Dynamite, the meanest horse in their stables, at the fox hunt. The
experience was not exactly a happy one―for the Boy.
When he learned, later, that
he had been used by the people who introduced him as Lord Algy in a plot to rob
the O'Briens and marry the daughter, he exposed them and confessed that he was
only O'Reilly, a bellhop. Mrs. O'Brien was scandalized, but as her daughter
loved him, and her husband liked him, for once Mrs. O'Brien's opinion carried no
What was said about
Among Those Present:
Motion Picture News (July 16,
"Nary a scene is dragged in by the heels for the sake of providing a laugh punch.
It certainly keeps moving."
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia,
by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
McFarland & Company, Inc.,
NC and London, 2004