We here at the Monkey are big fans of Silent Era comedian Harold Lloyd. He pretty much stopped making movies in the mid-1930s, but he came out of retirement one time to make the Preston Sturges comedy, The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock. Lloyd was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as a, well, read the description ripped right from the Turner Classic Movie site:
4:00am [Comedy] Sin Of Harold Diddlebock, The (1950) When he loses his job, a middle-aged bookkeeper goes out on the town. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn, Rudy Vallee Dir: Preston Sturges BW-90 mins, TV-G
It's on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 4 a.m., so set your recorders before you go to bed Wednesday, or get up very early, walk the dog and have a few laughs before you head out to work.
As always these dates are for the Eastern time zone of the United States. I apologize if this strikes anyone as either arrogant or isolationist ...
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?