The Freshman

Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle—and impress the sweet girl he loves—in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it is accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • New orchestral score, composed and conducted by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic Leonard Maltin
  • On-camera introduction to The Freshman by Lloyd and a clip reel, both from Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1966)
  • Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: The Marathon (1919), with a new piano score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and An Eastern Westerner and High and Dizzy (both 1920), with new orchestral scores by Davis
  • Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus, a new visual essay on the film’s locations by Lloyd author John Bengtson
  • Conversation between Correll and film historian Kevin Brownlow
  • Footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon
  • Lloyd’s 1953 appearance on the television show What’s My Line?
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stephen Winer

New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • New orchestral score, composed and conducted by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic Leonard Maltin
  • On-camera introduction to The Freshman by Lloyd and a clip reel, both from Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1966)
  • Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: The Marathon (1919), with a new piano score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and An Eastern Westerner and High and Dizzy (both 1920), with new orchestral scores by Davis
  • Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus, a new visual essay on the film’s locations by Lloyd author John Bengtson
  • Conversation between Correll and film historian Kevin Brownlow
  • Footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon
  • Lloyd’s 1953 appearance on the television show What’s My Line?
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stephen Winer

New cover by F. Ron Miller

The Freshman
Cast
Harold Lloyd
The freshman
Jobyna Ralston
Peggy
Brooks Benedict
The college cad
James Anderson
The college hero
Hazel Keener
The college belle
Joseph Harrington
The college tailor
Pat Harmon
The football coach
Credits
Director
Sam Taylor
Director
Fred Newmeyer
Story by
Sam Taylor
Story by
Ted Wilde
Story by
John Grey
Story by
Tim Whelan
Photographed by
Walter Lundin
Assisted by
Henry N. Kohler
Production manager
John L. Murphy
Assistant director
Robert A. Golden
Film editor
Allen McNeil
Art director
Liell K. Vedder
Technical director
William MacDonald
Produced by
The Harold Lloyd Corporation
Produced by
William R. Fraser, general manager

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