In contrast to the beautifully plotted and paced SAFETY LAST, Lloyd's followup film WHY WORRY? was a gag-filled comedy based on a single premise - Lloyd's hypochondriac millionaire, and his newfound friend Collosso the Giant, find themselves in the middle of a revolution in a mythical Latin American town. It stands out as one of the comedian's wildest films if not one of his best constructed. The cartoon-like gags - the giant "bowling" down a row of soldier with a cannonball, for example - and the loose plot do show that Lloyd was willing to experiment with styles, even on the success of such a classic as SAFETY LAST. It would have been so easy to do another thrill comedy, with Harold climbing up a building or hanging off a skyscraper. Instead, Lloyd created an expanded two-reeler and gave it is own particular flavor by adding the character of the Giant, nicely played by real-life 9-foot-tall Johan Aesen.
This was Lloyd's first film with his new leading lady Jobyna Ralston, a tiny and adorable slip of a woman who would go on to do several films with Lloyd. Like Lloyd himself, her best characteristic is that she is instantly likable. - JB