English intertitles DirectorFred C. Newmeyer
Sam Taylor WriterThomas J. Gray, Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan, John Grey Release dateOctober 26, 1924 (1924-10-26) DirectorsFred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor CastHarold Lloyd (Hubby), Jobyna Ralston (Wifey), Josephine Crowell (Her Mother), Charles Stevenson (Her Big Brother), Mickey McBan (Her Little Brother) GenresSilent film, Comedy, Black-and-white, Indie film Similar moviesRelated Fred C Newmeyer movies, Related Sam Taylor movies
Harold lloyd hot water 1924
Hot Water is a 1924 silent film starring Harold Lloyd.
Directed by Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, it features three episodes in the life of Hubby (Lloyd) as he struggles with domestic life with Wifey (Jobyna Ralston) and his in-laws.
Hot water 1924 harold lloyd versus the turkey
Episodic in nature (effectively three short films merged into one), the first episode features Hubby winning a live turkey in a raffle and taking it home on a crowded streetcar, much to the chagrin of the other passengers. The second features Hubby grudgingly taking the family en masse out on his brand new Butterfly Six automobile, and the third is an escapade with his sleepwalking mother-in-law.
The film is a light comedy with minimal character development, and followed Lloyd’s early 1920s pattern of alternating what he called “gag pictures” with “character pictures”. Some distributors had complained about the length of his previous elaborate feature Girl Shy, and Hot Water was the response. Its storyline was also interesting as a unique departure from most of Lloyd’s 1920s features, because his character was married with a family, and was not striving for success, recognition, or romance. It was popular at the box office and grossed $1,350,000, an excellent return for a film of the period. The fictional "Butterfly Six" was in reality a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Sedan.
Harold Lloyd as Hubby
Jobyna Ralston as Wifey
Josephine Crowell as Her Mother, Winnifred Ward Stokes
Charles Stevenson as Her Big Brother, Charley Stokes
Mickey McBan as Her Little Brother, Bobby Stokes
Renewed interest in Harold Lloyd
In 1962, the "live turkey" and "Butterfly Six automobile" sequences were included in a compilation film produced by Harold Lloyd himself entitled Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and created a renewal of interest in the comedian by introducing him to a whole new generation.