• By the time he made The Freshman in 1925, Harold Lloyd was already a superstar. His comedies, which combined jaw-dropping derring-do with loveable characters, were routinely among their years’ top box-office attractions. When Lloyd announced he was working on a football-themed film, anticipation was particularly high, as Lloyd expert John Bengtson explains in this excerpt from his new Criterion visual essay Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus.

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