New York Times - 06/14/2013
"Lloyd passed through the broad slapstick tradition of early film comedy, slowly separating himself from the new medium?s large herd of mustached grotesques as he constructed his own naturalistic, psychologically rounded character."
A 1920's "yuppie," Lloyd climbs the corporate ladder in this early comedy featuring his famous dangle from the hands of a giant clock.
Harold's a poor country boy who comes to the city to make good -- in hopes of eventually marrying his hometown sweetheart. In the meantime, however, he works as a department store clerk and sends his girl optimistic letters that lead her to believe he is well on his way to success. So, on her mother's advice, she packs her bags and goes to join him. Soon Harold's doing his best to convince her that he really is a boss... A high point: the justifiably famous scene where Lloyd climbs up the 12-story department store building, and hangs over the downtown streets on the hands of a clock.