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An undisputed classic of American Silent Cinema and one of the very best examples of physical comedy committed to screen, Safety Last! remains the best-known film of Harold Lloyd, despite the fact he made many more than his contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Essentially the story of a simple country boy looking for love and fortune in the big city, Safety Last! will always be remembered for the incredible stuntwork that adorns the film’s climactic sequence. A masterclass in trick photography and cinematic ingenuity, it is Lloyd’s indefatigable onscreen charm that ultimately sells the moment. Criterion’s new Blu-ray release not only gifts us the best possible release of this 90-year-old film, but also a host of incredible supplements that shed ne light on the great silent star.