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Hal Roach (story) &
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Release Date:
3 September 1922 (USA) See more »
Where Laughter Reigns and Joy Pours! See more »
A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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charming, snappy, and modern See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harold Lloyd ... Harold - Grandma's Boy

Mildred Davis ... Mildred - Harold's Girl
Anna Townsend ... Harold's Grandma
Charles Stevenson ... Harold's Rival

Dick Sutherland ... The Rolling Stone

Noah Young ... Sheriff of Dabney County
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Morgan ... Little Boy with Grandma (scenes deleted)
Roy Brooks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sammy Brooks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Edwards ... Grandma's Boy as a Baby (uncredited)

William Gillespie ... Townsman / Union General (uncredited)
John Hatton ... Schoolboy Bully #1 (uncredited)
Wallace Howe ... The Girl's Father / Bearded Farmer (uncredited)
Mark Jones ... Old Hag with Talisman (uncredited)
James T. Kelley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Gus Leonard ... Farmer (uncredited)
Gaylord Lloyd ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Rowe ... Townsman (uncredited)
May Wallace ... The Girl's Mother (uncredited)
George Ward ... Schoolboy Bully #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Newmeyer  (as Fred Newmeyer)
Writing credits
Hal Roach (story) &
Sam Taylor (story) and
Jean C. Havez (story) (as Jean Havez)

H.M. Walker (titles)

Thomas J. Crizer  uncredited
Harold Lloyd  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Suzanne Lloyd Hayes .... executive producer (2002) (as Suzanne Lloyd)
Jeffrey Vance .... producer (2002 video edition)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Don Hulette (1974)
Robert Israel (2002)
Cinematography by
Walter Lundin (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Thomas J. Crizer (edited by) (as T.J. Crizer)
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor (2002)
Robert Israel .... music arranger (2002)
Don Peake .... conductor: Hulette's 1974 score
Don Peake .... orchestrator: Hulette's 1974 score
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
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USA:60 min (21.5 fps) | USA:56 min (2002 release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Portugal:17 (director's cut) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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.See more »
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
charming, snappy, and modern, 1 August 2002
Author: claudecat from United States

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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