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38 Ratings

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

Mad Wednesday

Directed by Preston Sturges
United States, 1947


An ill-fated homage to Harold Lloyd’s career, directed by Preston Sturges and financed by Howard Hughes. This film had the inspired idea of following Harold’s Jazz Age, optimistic character from The Freshman into the Great Depression years.

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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Directed by Preston Sturges

Critics reviews

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock knocks around as a cheap PD title, unwanted and unloved, still dismissed by “fans” and “critics” as a minor effort at best. My guess is that most haven’t watched it in years, but dismiss it simply out of habit, parroting what others have said for the past 65 years without giving it a single thought. Easier that way. But dammit, I still think it was a brilliant pairing, a sharp film for both of them, and it remains one of my favorites.
April 26, 2013
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