The Marathon

The Marathon is a 1919 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. A print of the film survives in the film archive at George Eastman House.


Bebe is besieged by suitors who want to take her to watch a local marathon. Bebe's father, a former heavyweight boxer, scares off all the suitors but Snub who wins him over by offering him a cigar. Not long afterward, Harold arrives to woo Bebe too. He gets into a scuffle with both Snub and Bebe's father. The police are summoned. Harold flees Bebe's house in a hurry and becomes entangled among the marathon runners who also angrily pursue him.

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    director Alfred J. Goulding
    genre comedy
    keywords heavyweight boxer summon
    producer Hal Roach
    theme short