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The San Bernardino Daily Sun reported on Thursday 13 November 1924 that on the previous afternoon Harold Lloyd had been filming train station scenes at the Southern Pacific Railroad depot at Lemon Avenue and Depot Street in Ontario, California, for an as-yet untitled film, "when hundreds of admirers of the movie comedian assembled to watch Harold Lloyd perform before the camera in the making of his newest film. Lloyd, with a company of 80 men and women and a special train, is engaged in the making of a college play, which has not yet been named. Jobyna Ralston , the comedian"s leading woman, shared honors with Lloyd in the interest of the crowd. The company expects to continue the work here tomorrow." (13 November) (Special Staff Correspondences, "Harold Lloyd Amuses in Filming of New Play," The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Thursday 13 November 1924, Section 2, Volume LV, Number 54, page 10.)
In John Bengtson's book, "Silent Visions: Discovering Early Hollywood and New York Through the Films of Harold Lloyd." Bengtson writes that Lloyd decided he needed a reaction shot of the dean looking outraged after being clapped on the back at the train station by Lloyd's character. Therefore, rather than return to Ontario, those few seconds were shot in Culver City with its train station behind the dean.. Bengtson credits Paul Ayers, railroad history buff, on finding the location. Lloyd is quoted in a local paper, DAILY REPORT, as saying that Southern Pacific had granted permission and the use of four train cars and a locomotive.
The Tailor's Wife:
It's one of his dizzy spells, Mr. Lamb - a little brandy always fixes him right up.
When Peggy is doing the crossword puzzle on the train, Harold tells her he has the solution for clue number "19 Vertical". The puzzle is shown twice in close-up, and there is no "19 Vertical" - clue 19 is horizontal only.
A scene was filmed in which Harold cries and is comforted by Peggy (Jobyna Ralston). Harold Lloyd cut this scene when he re-released the film, thinking it was too overly sentimental, but the footage was recently reinstated by his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd Hayes.
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