My first foray into the comedic world of Harold Lloyd yielded eerily similar results to my initial exposure to W.C. Fields. Lloyd’s onscreen personality and expressions are excellent, and I found The Freshman, in which dorky college laughingstock Harold Lamb (Lloyd) tries everything under the sun to be cool, to be endearing, charming and entertaining. Laughs out loud? Not a ton, admittedly, though a sequence involving a crossword puzzle, a train and love-in-the-air is both amusing and indescribably sweet. But it’s hard not to be swept into Lloyd’s world anyway. I wouldn’t say The Freshman, often considered Lloyd’s best, is on par with the finest from Keaton on a substantive level, but there’s definitely a lot to like. Several moments are supremely clever—the football field and the auditorium are the settings for two of the best—and the relationship between Harold and Peggy (Jobyna Ralston) evolves naturally: the “I love you” reveal near the end is perfectly placed. I feel like I’m slightly underrating this one, as it’s improved in my mind since I finished it up, but for now, I can’t really rate it higher without seeing if its charms pack a greater punch a second time through. For now, I can comfortably label it easily worth seeing, with its floor being simple, sincere enjoyment and its ceiling being substantially higher.