Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

The sequel to The Freshman, this film follows the events that befall a man when he is fired from his job and forced to start his career over again. This film was edited and re-released in 1950 under the title Mad Wednesday.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 4, 1947
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Abetted by some excellent dialog from Sturges' pen, Lloyd handles his role in his usual funny fashion.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... it's saved by a few inspired flashes of comedy sprinkled throughout.

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[A] clever little gem.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The film is studded with gems, many of them contributed verbally by the Sturges stock company.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Flat later Harold Lloyd who is really out on a ledge here

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Funny, fascinating, flawed attempt by Preston Sturges to revive Lloyd's career.

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Cindy I
Another hilarious film from my favorite silent film clown, Harold Lloyd. And this time, it's with sound. Harold plays the title character, who gets fired… More