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Grandma's Boy (1922)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  3 September 1922 (USA)
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A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

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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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Where Laughter Reigns and Joy Pours! 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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Originally intended as a serious movie, this film was altered by Harold Lloyd into a comedy by adding the gag scenes later on. See more »

Goofs

Grandma's boy puts six mothballs in the chocolate box. His girl gives him one from the box, but when his rival later picks up two, there are seven mothballs in the box instead of five. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: .The place. BLOSSOM BEND: One of those slow towns where the Tuesday morning Express arrives Wednesday afternoon. If Monday's train gets out of the way.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

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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an absolutely beautiful full-length Lloyd film
23 July 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

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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