Directed by: Harold Lloyd
Writing credits: H.M. Walker
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Harry Pollard, Wallace Howe
Genre: comedy
Country: U.S.
Running Time: 13 minutes

Instrumentation List

Ask Father (2006):

Alto Saxophone I (dbl. Flute)
Alto Saxophone II (dbl. Flute)
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Sousaphone (or Tuba)
Percussion (3 players)
Piano (dbl. Celeste)
6 Violins


Ask Father

The music for ASK FATHER (1919), commissioned by, and dedicated to The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is the first film score I had written for a Harold Lloyd comedy. This charming short contains a very simple premise; that of Harold catastrophically attempting (over the course of 13 minutes) to capture more than 3 seconds of undivided attention from the businessman father of his intended bride-to-be, in order to ask for his blessing.

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