The City Slicker

The City Slicker

The City Slicker is a 1918 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. Prints of the film survive in the film archive of the Library of Congress.


Harold arrives in the backward town of Punkville by train to answer a classified ad offering employment for an eager young man who can modernize an antiquated hotel. Within a short time Harold has modernized the inn, including having rooms where the furniture. beds, telephones and bathtubs emerge from the walls. Bebe arrives at the hotel accompanied by her somewhat overbearing mother. Harold is attracted to her and helps her thwart and unwanted and much older suitor.

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    director Gilbert Pratt
    genre comedy
    keywords classified ad overbearing mother young man
    producer Hal Roach
    theme short silent