Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his ‘health.’ Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking, he finds himself in the middle of a revolution.
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Harold, milliardaire velléitaire, se rend à Paradiso, île d'Amérique du Sud, connue pour les longues siestes que l'on y peut faire. Mais, par malheur, il arrive en pleine révolution et se fait emprisonner. Furieux, il se libérera et mettra un terme à cette dérangeante rébellion ..... BIENVENU !
While it doesn't reach the perfection of his greatest films (including Safety Last, released the same year), this comedy is chock-full of hilarious sight gags and Lloyd's signature thrilling climax while at the same time playing with his screen persona.
Funny concept. Lloyd is a neurotic pill popper who goes to South America for a vacation and it just so happens that there's a revolutionary war going on. Funny stuff happens. Jobyna Ralston and John Aasen were also great. One of the highlights include a literal running gag of the giant searching for Lloyd's nurse and he has to shoo them away when he's wrong. He's wrong a lot. Brilliant film. See it!