Safety Last! is a 1923 American silentromantic comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and it cemented Lloyd's status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is still popular at revivals, and it is viewed today as one of the great film comedies.
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The chain of events in the movie is the key to its mastery. Every single moment leads to another. Each one of these is comical in itself and its consequences not only brings about more hilarity but also moves the story forward. Nothing in this movie is gratuitous, a great example of classic slapstick and understandably why it's a paradigm of the style.