Pathé, 1924. Directed by
Hal Roach. Camera: Walter Lundin. With
Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Harry Pollard, Gaylord Lloyd, Gus Leonard,
Helen Gilmore, Charles E. Stevenson, Noah Young, H.L. O'Connor, Marie
Mosquini, Estelle Harrison, Sammy Brooks, Dee Lampton, Joe Matice.
The Prince of Razzamatazz is in America, to be educated ("...if that
is possible"), and is involved with a gold digger. Harold is a
book salesman who happens to be a dead ringer for the Prince.
The Prince learns that the Princess Florelle is going to choose her
husband, and that he must return to the Kingdom of Thermosa.
The Prince laments, for he does not want to leave his brunette lady
friend; as fate would have it, Harold enters, and the two switch
Life at the palace is "one long souse party," and the rival Prince
of Roquefort is perennially tipsy. Harold, upon entering the
Kingdom as Prince of Razzamatazz, falls in love with Princess
Florelle. When the real prince enters (after his gold digger
ditches him), Harold unwittingly joins the peasants' revolution
against royalty, and is proclaimed President of the new republic.
As President, and ex-prince, he proposes to Princess Florelle, who
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia,
by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
McFarland & Company, Inc.,
NC and London, 2004