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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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 »
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 »
.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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Grandma's Boy was a very funny and touching early feature for Harold Lloyd
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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