Safety Last

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Safety Last!

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: A small-town guy moves to the big city, wanting to make enough money so he can afford to send for his girlfriend to join him there so the two can be married. Various hijinks and miscommunications ensue, and the whole thing ends with an iconic scene involving the guy hanging from the hands of a clock.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Your film diet has probably changed a lot during the pandemic. Maybe you’ve used this time to dive back into nostalgic favorites, catch up with titles you’ve never seen, or explore unfamiliar genres. I’ve done a mix of all three, and one of the best “new to me” discoveries I’ve made so far is the 1923 silent film Safety Last!, written by and starring Harold Lloyd. Read More »