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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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Complete credited cast:
Anna Townsend ...
Charles Stevenson ...
Dick Sutherland ...
Noah Young ...


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 <>

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bully | cowardice | murder | tramp | fugitive | See more »


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 »


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

3 September 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bedstemors egen Dreng  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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| (2002 release)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The flashback scenes set in the Civil War are actually the original short around which this movie was built. See more »


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 »


Featured in Scoring for Comedy (2005) See more »


You Are the Ideal of My Dreams
(1910) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Herbert Ingraham
Sheet music shown before The Girl plays it on piano
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Grandma's Boy was a very funny and touching early feature for Harold Lloyd
4 August 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This was the last of the comedies I watched on the Kino DVD called "The Harold Lloyd Collection" and the first feature for this legendary silent comedian. This was different from his shorts I saw previously on the disc in that since this movie had a longer running time, we don't get to the gags right away and as a result, one really gets to know and identify more with Lloyd. Here, he lives with his grandma (a charming Anna Townsend) who has long protected him but now has to find a way for him to get courage. There's also his bully rival (Charles Stevenson) for Mildred Davis' hand and a Rolling Stone (Dick Sutherland), who terrorizes everyone in town, Harold has to contend with. I'll stop there and just say what a very funny and touching movie this was. The story is both well told-even with a Civil War flashback also involving Lloyd-and the gags just flow nicely from one sequence to another. And the way Harold overcomes his adversities was just refreshing to watch especially concerning his old bully rival. So on that note, I highly recommend Grandma's Boy.

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