Fred C. Newmeyer

Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor – Hot Water (1924)

Harold Lloyd silent film. Episodic in nature (effectively three short films merged into one), the first episode features Hubby winning a live turkey in a raffle and taking it home on a crowded streetcar, much to the chagrin of the other passengers. The second features Hubby grudgingly taking the family en masse out on his brand new Butterfly Six automobile, and the third is an escapade with his sleepwalking mother-in-law. The third segment almost qualifies the film as a horror movie, as in it, Hubby mistakenly believes he has killed his mother-in-law, and when she starts sleepwalking later, he thinks she’s a ghost haunting him. Read More »

Fred C. Newmeyer – Grandma’s Boy (1922)

Grandma’s Boy is a 1922 family comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. The film was highly influential, helping to pioneer feature-length comedies which combined gags with character development. This film was also an immensely popular, commercially successful film in its time. Read More »

Fred C. Newmeyer & Hal Roach – Now or Never (1921)

Harold Lloyd silent comedy. A young man, unaccustomed to children, must accompany a young girl on a train trip. Read More »

Fred C. Newmeyer – A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

Harold Lloyd’s first feature film. Silent comedy.
An idle, wealthy playboy foolishly joins the Navy when the father of the girl he wants to marry tells him to get a job to prove himself worthy. Read More »

Fred C. Newmeyer – Gambling Sex (1932)

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Gambling Sex (1932)
A wealthy young socialite gets the gambling bug, and soon it goes from being just a fun pastime to an addiction, and she begins to lose more and more of her fortune.

Stars: Ruth Hall, Grant Withers, Maston Williams Read More »

Fred C. Newmeyer – The Moth (1934)

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Wealthy young socialite Diane Wyman squanders her fortune and becomes involved in a scandalous raid at a wild party. Her legal guardian, a lecherous old man who has the hots for her, hires a private detective to spy on her. He tails her to a train headed for New Orleans, but she catches on to him. She befriends a young woman aboard the train and they both give the private eye the slip. What Diane doesn’t know, however, is that that her newfound friend is actually a notorious criminal known as The Moth, and she has her own reasons for helping Diane escape–she, too, is being tailed by a detective, who’s after a cache of jewels she’s stolen. Written by frankfob2 Read More »