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Grandma's Boy (1922)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  3 September 1922 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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 Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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See the boy who shied at his shadow shake off his fear and capture a desperate criminal, subdue a bully and---oh, most courageous thing of all!---win the girl of his heart See more »

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Comedy | Family

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3 September 1922 (USA)  »

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Harold, Neto Mimado  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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The flashback scenes set in the Civil War are actually the original short around which this movie was built. See more »

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Right after Harold has been deputized, he enters the barn and lets off a shotgun blast which stirs up a flock of chickens. In the long shot, the chickens are flying around Harold and he still holds the rifle; in the next shot, a medium shot, his hands are empty; in the following shot, which is another long shot, he's once again holding the rifle. See more »

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You Are the Ideal of My Dreams
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Music and Lyrics by Herbert Ingraham
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charming, snappy, and modern
1 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another fun Lloyd movie, set in the standard small, rural town of silent movies. (I always wonder how close those were to reality.) Lloyd is endearing as a timid boy, and displays some fine acting as well as comic ability. Anna Townsend as Lloyd's grandma is refreshingly both tough and likeable, a bonus for the modern female viewer. Mildred Davis (Lloyd's future wife) doesn't have a huge part, but plays it well. (Though I wonder about the childlike clothes she wears; would anyone over 13 really have sported a massive hair bow in 1922?) The movie seems to have had great influence: the civil-war sequence must have been an inspiration for Keaton's "The General", and a flashback to Harold's boyhood shows how his distinctive bespectacled look even helped create Harry Potter. As usual, several good animal actors. There is one joke--having to do with a white family's black butler--that is in kind of questionable taste, but it could be construed as more of a comment on class than race. You'll enjoy watching this with your kids (or without!)


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