Sin of Harold Diddlebock
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Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Absent from films since 1938 (except as producer of a brace of RKO Radio features), silent-screen comedy favorite Harold Lloyd returned before the cameras in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock. The project began as a labor of love between Lloyd and the brilliant, innovative producer/writer/director Preston Sturges. Though these two comedy geniuses eventually had a stylistic falling out, resulting in an uneven, spasmodically dreary film, on the whole Harold Diddlebock is well worth having. Sturges cleverly opens the picture with the final reel of Lloyd's silent classic The Freshman(1925), in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Abetted by some excellent dialog from Sturges' pen, Lloyd handles his role in his usual funny fashion."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"... it's saved by a few inspired flashes of comedy sprinkled throughout."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[A] clever little gem."
‑ , Film4
"The film is studded with gems, many of them contributed verbally by the Sturges stock company."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Flat later Harold Lloyd who is really out on a ledge here"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Sturges's restored original version is a major rediscovery: a loving and gentle essay on Lloyd's screen character, laced with poignant observations about middle age."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Funny, fascinating, flawed attempt by Preston Sturges to revive Lloyd's career."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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