The Flirt

Not to be confused with the Booth Tarkington novel of the same name from 1913 and the The Flirt (1922 film) based on it

The Flirt
Directed byBilly Gilbert
Produced byHal Roach
Written byH.M. Walker
StarringHarold Lloyd
CinematographyWalter Lundin
Edited byDella Mullady
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • November 11, 1917 (1917-11-11)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Flirt is a 1917 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. Copies of the film survive in the film archives of the Museum of Modern Art and the British Film Institute.[1]


  • Harold Lloyd
  • Snub Pollard
  • Bebe Daniels
  • W.L. Adams
  • Sammy Brooks
  • Lottie Case
  • Billy Evans
  • Billy Fay (as William Fay)
  • William Gillespie
  • Sadie Gordon
  • Charles Grider
  • Max Hamburger
  • Arthur Harrison
  • Clyde E. Hopkins
  • Oscar Larson
  • Maynard Laswell (as M.A. Laswell)
  • Gus Leonard
  • Chris Lynton
  • Belle Mitchell
  • Hazel Powell
  • Hazel Redmond
  • Zetta Robson
  • Dorothy Saulter
  • Nina Speight
  • William Strohbach (as William Strawback)
  • Lillian Sylvester


Like many American films of the time, The Flirt was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut the scene of the waiter wiping a tray and his feet on the cook's posterior.[2]

See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Flirt". Retrieved May 12, 2008.
  2. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (25): 31. December 15, 1917.
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