Over the Fence

Over the Fence

Over the Fence is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Harold Lloyd. The film is notable as the debut of Lloyd's "Glasses" or "Boy" character. Prints of the film survive at the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art.


Ginger, a tailor, finds two tickets to a baseball game in the pocket of a customer's garment. He calls his girlfriend to tell her to meet him at the ballpark. Ginger is unaware that a fellow tailor, Snitch, sneakily lifted the tickets from his pocket. When Ginger and his girl arrive at the ballpark for the game, Ginger realizes the tickets are gone. He has no money, so his attempt to buy tickets proves fruitless. Snitch sees Ginger's girl and takes her into the ballpark with him using the tickets he stole. Ginger manages to enter the ballpark using the players' entrance where he is mistaken for the home team's new "fuzzball" pitcher. He stars in the game and is on his way to completing a game-winning home run when he sees his girl with Snitch in field-level seats. A major fight breaks out that involves members of both teams.

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    director Harold Lloyd J. Farrell MacDonald
    genre comedy
    keywords baseball game game home run tick
    producer Hal Roach
    theme short