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C. Aubrey Smith
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J. Carrol Naish,
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Always the mama's boy, or in this case a grandma's boy, Sonny joins a posse after a tramp accused of robbery and murder. He is unable to conquer his cowardice until Grandma tells him of his grandfather, also a coward, who overcame his fears with the help of a magic amulet. With new courage (and the charm), Sonny captures the fugitive and becomes the hero of the day. Written by
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Although the similarity of this plot to several other Lloyd films is obvious (thus preventing it from getting a rating of 10), this is still one of Harold Lloyd's best. What sets this apart from many comedies of the same era is that it is NOT jam-packed with laughs but takes a more leisurely pace and tells a sweet story. Our hero, Lloyd, is a wimp with little self-confidence. His loving grandmother gives him Grandpa's good luck charm--saying it will give him strength and courage. As a result he is able to help the town look for a dangerous desperado and in the process prove to his girl that he is indeed a man.
Great cinematography, pacing and excellent laughs all work together to make this his best film up until that time. Plus, unlike most comedies of the time, this one is quite artistic and sweet.
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